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Resilience (2006)

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In a stark Los Angeles motel room, a man named Jimmy begins a series of unusual encounters with a call girl. Across town, in the Rampart district, Jimmy's uncle, Hodge, struggles to get by in a dank, run-down flat. When Jimmy tries to help his uncle, he unearths a bitter feud between Hodge and his son. Jimmy sets out to ease the hostility between them but in the process finds himself in a position to prevent one of their murders. What seems like an easy decision turns into an intense moral dilemma when Jimmy realizes he is being dragged down by these men and their rage, with no end in sight. Prevent the murder and Jimmy's trouble's continue. Allow the murder and he returns to his normal life. "Resilience" takes you into the life of a man torn between adversity and cruelty.

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Cast

Al Rossi
as Hodge
Amy Arce
as Smith
Kevin Goulet
as Mechanic
Eric Cadora
as Mr. Moore
Brad Light
as Caleca
Steve Full
as Caleca's Brother
Phil Ward
as Jerry Bennett
Tom Kiesch
as Zimmer
Michael Rohner
as Car Stereo Manager
Trinidad Zeus Nizelli
as Thorpe's Thug
Jose Solomon
as Man in Bar
Elizabeth Hope
as Bartender #1
Mark Fedor
as Bartender #2
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Critic Reviews for Resilience

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Arthouse audiences who welcome challenging material will find sustenance in film's fractured narrative and unflinching characterizations.

October 9, 2007 | Full Review…
Variety
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Paul Bojacks dour examination of unexamined lives is a slow-burning morality tale simmering with self-interest.

December 14, 2006 | Rating: 3/5
New York Times
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It hurts to rag on something with such a micro-budget, but writer-director Paul Bojack's overlay of stories runs on empty.

December 12, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Resilience moves at a slow, realistic pace, drawing viewers into the story by revealing tiny pieces of it rather than spoon-feeding the audience its plot.

December 12, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Film Threat

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