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Roman (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 26 September 2006 (USA)
A lonely young man's obsession with his neighbor gets the best of him, resulting in a murder, a cover-up ... and a potential new romance?

Director:

Angela Bettis

Writer:

Lucky McKee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucky McKee ... Roman
Nectar Rose ... Eva / Dream Girl
Kristen Bell ... The Girl / Isis
Ben Boyer Ben Boyer ... Russ
Mike McKee Mike McKee ... Leroy Wolf
Jesse Hlubik ... Jesse
Chris Sivertson Chris Sivertson ... Lanky Worker
Ernie Banks Ernie Banks ... Cyrus
Adam Gierasch ... Boyd
Eddie Steeples ... Detective
Thomas Beaumont Thomas Beaumont ... The Waiter
Vanessa Menendez Vanessa Menendez ... Hedda Gabler
Lotus Harmony Lotus Harmony ... Dream Girl
Pancho Alvarez Pancho Alvarez ... Lunch Room Worker
Stephen Michael Copeland Stephen Michael Copeland ... Lunch Room Worker (as Steve Copeland)
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Storyline

Roman (Lucky McKee) is a lonely young man who yearns to find love, happiness and companionship. Tormented by his ungrateful co-workers and trapped in a life of tedium as a welder in a local factory, Roman's one pleasure is his obsession with the elusive beauty (Kristen Bell) who lives in another apartment in his building complex. When a chance encounter with the young woman goes horribly wrong, a moment of frenzied desperation triggers a chilling turn of events leading to the girl's murder. As he teeters between deranged fantasy and cold reality, Roman's struggle to hide his grisly secret is further complicated by an eccentric neighbor named Eva (Nectar Rose) who develops an unlikely attraction to Roman and forces herself into his dark and tortured world. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Sometimes Death Is Not So Natural

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

May 2: The Story of Roman See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Auteur Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Y. Thompson originally shot scenes as French waiter Abdul, but was unable to make re-shoots due to appendicitis and the role had to be recast. Instead, he shot a new scene as a cashier who sells Roman a girlie magazine. Neither character ended up in the final cut. See more »

Quotes

Isis, the Girl: I think it's good to be curious. One shouldn't just sit around and wonder about stuff, you should go out and find out what it's all about. Because otherwise you sit around just tortured by your curiousity, and then you'll make up some twisted answer inside your head, just to satisfy yourself. And you'll never really know what the truth is. It's torturous.
Roman: Wondering how pork and beans are made tortured you?
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A love story without the love...Tragic? no, more like reality.
1 April 2007 | by DannaSanSee all my reviews

I say it is a good compliment to Lucky Mckee's first story "May" but not even close to the quality of it. It's a decent film if your a fan of Lucky's. It seemed as if Roman was filmed before "May" and released after it. The pace is slow, but i believe this is deliberate. This story does not waste time, in a good way, with fluff. You can very quickly feel what Roman is about. If I did not already know about this story beforehand I would believe it was real. I like stories that can toe the line of real but still keep me interested which is the makings of a good movie. Now that being said, I expected better from the team of Bettis and McKee, even without an extreme budget this was a story that could have been more. I blame the editor. Movie are destroyed or saved by editing. I expected better story development. The idea was great but the translation was muffled


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