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Dischord (2003)

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A woman in love with music finds herself trapped between a husband jealous of her success and a brother-in-law with a deadly secret in this independent thriller. Lucian (Andrew Borba) is a talented but arrogantly self-important musician and composer who has recently released an album in collaboration with his wife, a free-spirited violinist and singer named Gypsy (Annunziata Gianzero). While the album has become a critical and commercial success, Lucian is unhappy with the fact that many have credited Gypsy with the album's popularity and Gypsy has already been booked for a lucrative solo tour. As Lucian and Gypsy sort out their personal and professional differences, his half-brother, Jimmy (Thomas Jay Ryan), stops by to pay Lucian a visit. Lucian and Jimmy don't always get along, and Gypsy tries to bridge the gulf between them, striking up a rapport with the moody Jimmy. What Lucian and Gypsy don't know is that shortly before arriving at their Cape Cod home, Jimmy murdered his girlfriend and dumped her body in the ocean, and when it's discovered the next day, a local police detective, Dunbarton (Richard Bakalyan) comes by asking questions. A local eccentric known as The Beachcomber (Rick Wessler) is quickly charged with the crime, as Dunbarton, convinced the killer will strike again, wants the matter taken care of as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Jimmy finds himself increasingly attracted to his sister-in-law, while Gypsy, despite the tensions between herself and Lucian, isn't ready to leave him just yet, a decision that unknowingly puts her in grave danger.

Cast

Dean Regan
as Stephan
Michael DeLuise
as Billy Dunbarton
Jeanette O'Connor
as Mrs. Hirshenson
Richard Bakalyan
as Detective Dunbarton
Rick Wessler
as The Beachcomber
Alex McArthur
as Recording Studio Executive
Thomas Crawford
as Patrolman Swenson
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Critic Reviews for Dischord

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

A hackneyed, by-the-numbers race against the clock to stop a serial killer from striking again.

February 28, 2003 | Rating: 1/4

The story is so crowded with incident and implication as to be both nonsensical and impossible to act, so the actors, when they are not bursting into fits of temper, smile mysteriously.

February 27, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

An atmospheric but insufferably soapy drama.

February 27, 2003

If [Wilkinson] is at times arty and self-conscious, he shows promise as a deep-digging and personal filmmaker.

February 27, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A disappointing hodgepodge that fails to tie up its conflicting strands of family drama and suspense thriller.

February 27, 2003 | Full Review…

Writer-director Mark Wilkinson gracefully elides backstories while arranging his converging narratives into a neat fugue, but the overall preciousness of his conception is suffocating.

February 25, 2003 | Full Review…

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