TIFF 2010: ‘Repeaters’
With opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival but a week away, we at Vapor are excited to tell you all about the projects we’ve worked on that are being featured this year. In the coming weeks, we will be profiling the three Vapor music-supervised films that are premiering at TIFF and give you all the details about their soundtracks.
First up is REPEATERS, an aggressive, fast-paced thriller from acclaimed filmmaker Carl Bessai with an important moral question: what would you do if you knew that everyday you started over with a clean slate? Sonia, Kyle and Weeks are three cynical outsiders fed up with the peer groups and the perceived injustices inflicted upon their early adult lives. Forced into mandatory rehab, the trio is given a day pass to attempt to complete step nine on the path to recovery – make direct amends with those they have wronged in the past. The following morning, they begin to notice a strange, eerie repetitiveness to their day. The day’s events play out exactly like their memory of the previous day: people are carrying on the same conversations, and on the television, the morning news repeats the previous day’s broadcast. When the trio reconvene to discuss what happened to them the night before they realize that a shared experience is what is causing the day to repeat. They awake the next morning to find that their fear of reliving a same day over again is confirmed. Upon acceptance of their predicament, the three begin to behave with more confidence and bravado because surely their misdeeds will be erased if the day continues to repeat itself. Accordingly, they set out pulling pranks and committing petty revenges, but things soon escalate, culminating in the torture and kidnapping of a rival.
The film stars Dustin Milligan (90210, Extract, Final Destination 3), Amanda Crew (Charlie St. Cloud, Sex Drive) and Richard de Klerk (Cole).
“Like Harold Ramis’s Groundhog Day, Repeaters concerns itself with some central tenets of existentialism, skillfully mixing them with a wry and thought-provoking commentary on the psychological effects of addiction. Director Carl Bessai has crafted a tense and intelligent action thriller about the price of freedom and the burden of taking responsibility for our actions.”
— Martin Bilodeau, Official TIFF Guide
“Kettering” by The Antlers
“Blue Lines” by Styrofoam Ones
“T.R.O.U.B.L.E.” by We Are Wolves
“Tape Song” by The Kills
“Angels” by Black Mountain
“Paper Dolls” by Kill Hannah
“That Home” by The Cinematic Orchestra (feat. Patrick Watson)
“Breakneck Speed” by Tokyo Police Club