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Dark Blood

Director: George Sluizer
Thriller about a jet set couple on a trip who are kidnapped by a recluse. Using some tricks for the missing scenes, the footage from 1993 - shelved after the death of star actor River Phoenix - can finally be presented as a complete feature film.
In 1993, George Sluizer was making good progress with the shootings for Dark Blood, featuring big movie talent River Phoenix in the leading role. About eighty percent of the script had been shot when Sluizer’s star actor died suddenly and very prematurely. The film reels ended up on a shelf. Years later, Sluizer was able to save the footage, which had been confiscated by the insurance, from destruction. By means of crowd funding and creative solutions in the editing room, Sluizer could finally finish his film with the promising young actor. The thriller revolves around a Hollywood couple that wants to celebrate their ‘second honeymoon’ with a trip across the desert. When their car breaks down and they are stranded in the arid and hot surroundings, they are saved by Boy (Phoenix). But the young recluse does not intend to let the couple go.


Production Design
Set geluid
Cast (bijrol)
Production company
Sluizer Films BV
Title: Dark Blood
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2014

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