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Repentance (2013)

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A successful author and spiritual advisor takes on a troubled man as a client, completely unaware that the man's fixation on his mother's death will soon put his life in jeopardy.

Director:

Philippe Caland

Writers:

Shintaro Shimosawa (screenplay by), Philippe Caland (based on the film "The Gypsy and the Gury" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Angel Sanchez
Anthony Mackie ... Tommy Carter
Mike Epps ... Ben Carter
Sanaa Lathan ... Maggie Carter
Nicole Ari Parker ... Sophie Sanchez
Ariana Neal ... Francesca Sanchez
Denise Milfort ... Seer
Selma Pinkard ... Aunt
Avery Edward Landry Avery Edward Landry ... Boy
Margo Swisher Margo Swisher ... Red-head Woman
Adella Gautier ... Angel's Mother
Jessica Medina ... Angel's Cousin #1
Gina Blocker Gina Blocker ... Angel's Cousin #2
Peter Weller ... Meyer
Ashley Toman Ashley Toman ... Harpist
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Storyline

An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him and his family for their past sins. Written by Significant Productions

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Karma is Action, Vipaka is Reaction See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including torture, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2014 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Vipaka See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$501,290, 28 February 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,179,327, 23 March 2014
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Tommy Carter: Why don't you just kill me?
Angel Sanchez: Certain actions bring upon oneself certain inevitable reactions.
Tommy Carter: You're not misinterpreting my book. You're just bat shit crazy.
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Referenced in Cause and Effect: The Making of Repentance (2014) See more »

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Mississippi
Written by Mike Jordon
Performed by Ray Bonneville
Courtesy of Red House Records
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Disappointing
28 August 2015 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

Now I went in knowing that it had a 4.7/10 average (at the moment) which does indeed sound low, but with general urban movies with a predominantly black cast a low rating is not out of the ordinary.

I mean despite it's flaws, I did enjoy for instance THE CONFIDANT (2010) which has some similarities to this, and was also a Codeblack Entertainment movie, so I was thinking that this could still be good.

I'm fans of most of the cast... Forest Whitaker especially who is one of my big time favourites.

But, neither of them can save this poorly written psychological thriller (without much logic).

Riddled with plot holes and not a single likable character in sight that seemingly get less likable by the minute it quickly becomes a dull watch.

I'm all for African American movies in diverse settings and genres but this is a really poor attempt of a movie and it makes NO GOOD DEED (2014) look like a masterpiece in comparison.

Yeah a very disappointing effort indeed.


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