Kill Me Later
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|Kill Me Later|
|Directed by||Dana Lustig|
|Produced by||Dana Lustig
Carole Curb Nemoy
|Written by||Dana Lustig
Annette Goliti Gutierrez
Keegan Connor Tracy
|Music by||Tal Bergman|
|Edited by||Gabriel Wrye|
|September 14, 2001|
Blair plays Shawn, a suicidal loan officer at a bank. She is having an affair with the bank vice-president, who is married; after discovering that his wife is pregnant, she goes to the roof to kill herself. In the meantime bank robbers hijack an armored car. When the police arrive to stop Shawn from jumping, the one of the bank robbers accidentally get caught (Thompson). The cops break up the robbery, but one of the robbers, Charlie Anders (played by Beesley), takes Shawn hostage by threatening to shoot her. They make a deal: she will help him escape if he promises to kill her afterwards.
As poetic justice, the bank vice-president was a collaborator in the robbery but is arrested.
The film begins at the moment when Shawn and Charlie jump into the water, then jumps back to 24 hours earlier. In the scenes when Charlie and Shawn are hiding out near his boat, you can see the clock moving backwards.
Two detectives, young Agent Reed, played by Lochlyn Munro, and the older Agent McGinley, played by O'Neal Compton, are trying to solve the case. McGinley's wife keeps calling to nag. Reed is extremely knowledgeable about suicide because his sister killed herself.
Two robbers: young Billy, played by Brendan Fehr, and the older Jason Thompson, played by Tom Heaton. Thompson is expecting to die, either from a life of debauchery or a bad prostate. Thompson is the one that tells the police there was an inside man.
Shawn and Charlie are seen on a beach in South America. Living the dream that Charlie tells Shawn about previously during the boat scene.
A large number of filter effects, shutter effects, and jump cuts are used to make long dialogue scenes (particularly between the two cop and between the two lovers) more visually interesting. The audio itself on both is done as a single long take.
Dana Lustig, the director, makes an on screen appearance as Shawn's stepmother.
It was filmed in Canada.
Kill Me Later's main theme song was "The Old Fashioned Way" by the New York-based band Luna. Oher artists on the soundtrack include Yve Adam and Paul Christian Gordon.
Luna - The Old Fashioned Way
Blue Flannel - Havin a Bad Day
The Geraldine Fibbers - House is Falling
Danny Lerman - Eilat
Hal Ketchum - Shes Still in Dallas
Danny Lerman - For Now Youre Just a Dream
Yeghish Manoukian - Following the Banks of the Arax River
Yve Adam - Fiction
Camillia - Streets
Remo - Growing A Way
Paul Christian Gordon - Shady
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