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Compulsion (2013)

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The often larger than life Amy is a vivacious and beautiful gourmet chef who is obsessed with cooking, overeats as a bulimic and uses food as a tool to dominate, be desired and control intimacy. She has imaginary dreams of hosting her own television food show. Growing up she was infatuated with her neighbor Saffron, a former child star who is now a sad, tragic and lonely introvert. A recluse and anorexic, her struggle with food has its roots in a traumatized past with her domineering, unloving stage mother. Filled with sorrow and regret, she is unable to experience intimacy.They each cross over to the other's world, realizes who the other person is, and sees a bit of herself in that other person, albeit too late.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 21st, 2013 (Limited) by Phase 4 Films
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, a brief sexual assault, and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2276, 6/12/2013)
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Eating Disorder, Foreign-Language Remake, Relationships Gone Wrong, Non-Chronological, Police Procedural, Missing Person, Infidelity, Depression, Child Abuse, Performing Arts, LGBT, Cannibalism
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Phase 4 Films
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Kevin Dillon    Fred
Joe Mantegna    Detective Randall
Kate Trotter    Sylvia
Katie Douglas    Young Saffron
Natalie Brown    Rebecca
Theresa Joy    Sharon Nelson
Daiva Johnston    Teen Saffron
James McGowan    Bob
Jean Yoon    Leslie

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Production and Technical Credits

Floyd Byars    Screenwriter
Gary Howsam    Producer
Bill Marks    Producer
Anders Palm    Executive Producer
Jeff Sackman    Executive Producer
Floyd Byars    Executive Producer
Tova Laiter    Executive Producer
Rick Chad    Associate Producer
Bryon Sievert    Associate Producer
Richard Watson    Associate Producer
Vilmos Zsigmond    Director of Photography
Jonathan Goldsmith    Composer
D. Gillian Truster    Editor
Michelle Lannon    Production Designer
Craig Harris    Production Designer
Melissa Stewart    Costume Designer
Victoria Thomas    Casting Director
Marjorie Lecker    Casting Director

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