Twist

Directed By: Jacob Tierney Starring: Nick Stahl Joshua Close

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Studio Wolfe Video
SKU 40686592
UPC 712267240524
UPC 14 00712267240524
Format DVD
Release Date 10/19/2004
Keywords
Drugs
Gays
Homosexuality
Prostitutes/Whores
Prostitution
Sex
Theatrical Release
Violence
Editors Note
Note Nick Stahl stars in this indie gay film as the deeply strung-out teenage Dodge, who lives in a dilapidated dormitory for hustlers, and drifts in a heroine-addicted haze through the coffee shops and darkened streets of Montreal. Reporting to an angry and abusive pimp, he is constantly afraid of being caught without a john, though that doesn't stop him from slacking off on the job. Fed up with working night after night, he stumbles upon Oliver (Joshua Close), a beautiful orphan in need of shelter, food, and work. While easing Oliver into his seedy world of prostitution and drugs, Dodge undergoes a period of self-realization. Perhaps it is the utter corruption surrounding him, or the lack of any forgiving figures in his life, but the harder Dodge tries to get a break from his cold, hard life, the worse it gets. Even a meeting with his own brother, who comes to Dodge intending to apologize for their damaging childhood and cruel father, ends in violence. A loose adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic OLIVER TWIST, this Canadian picture from Jacob Tierney is powerful in its relentlessly depressing drudgery.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "Tierney's vision is far darker than the 19th century novelist's, but it is more in keeping with the times -- and wholly persuasive." 06/04/2004 p.E11
Directors
Jacob Tierney
Actors
Nick Stahl
Joshua Close
Cast & Crew
Nick Stahl - Star
Michele-Barbara Pelletier - Star
Joshua Close - Star
Gary Farmer - Star
Stephen McHattie - Star
Jacob Tierney - Screenwriter
Jacob Tierney - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 24052
UPC 00712267240524
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Stahl,Nick
Label Strand Releasing
Music Format DVD

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