Red Cockroaches (2005)

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The banal existence of a city-dwelling man in his twenties is forever shattered upon meeting a mysterious woman in this expressionistic, futuristic thriller from underground Cuban filmmaker Miguel Coyula. In a city ravaged by acid rain and overrun by mysterious crimson cockroaches, life is spent under the constant watch of the omnipresent DNA21 Corporation. Following the haunting appearance of his long-dead sister on a subway platform, a bored young man and his strange companion embark on a surreal journey into the secrets of their family past where nothing is taboo and the oppressive forces of the outside world watch his every move.

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Critic Reviews for Red Cockroaches

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

An undeniably inventive, visually stunning sci-fier.

May 18, 2005 | Full Review…
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I grant you, it's not straight-up horror in the strictest sense, but there's enough strange stuff going on that I'm sure you'll be uneasy for most of it.

Dec 13, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Folks who are looking for something odd and different are highly recommended to check this out.

Nov 29, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The best way to describe Red Cockroaches is unattractive people doing vague things for no apparent reason.

Sep 16, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I leave it up you to decide whether or not this film is worthy of praise, or just a squirt with a can of Raid.

Aug 19, 2005 | Full Review…

Worth a look for its bravura, which should endear the movie most of all to prospective filmmakers with maxed-out credit cards and heads full of dreams.

May 18, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Red Cockroaches

This is one of the best indie films I've seen. The entire movie was done on virtually no budget! Amazing! I can't wait for the sequels!

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