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Primer (2004)


Coming Out at 27 May 2005 in theaters

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Primer is science fiction film about the accidental discovery of time travel. The film was written, directed, produced, edited and scored by Shane Carruth, who also stars with David Sullivan.

Primer is of note for its extremely low budget, experimental plot structure, philosophical implications, and complex technical dialogue, which Carruth, a college graduate with a degree in mathematics and a former engineer, chose not to simplify for the sake of the audience. The film collected the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, before securing a limited release in the United States, and has since gained a cult following.

Two engineers – Aaron and Abe – supplement their day-jobs with entrepreneurial tech projects, working out of Aaron’s garage. During one such research effort, involving electromagnetic reduction of objects’ weight, the two men accidentally discover an ‘A-to-B’ time loop side-effect: objects left in the weight-reducing field exhibit temporal anomalies, proceeding normally (from time ‘A,’ when the field was activated, to time ‘B,’ when the field is powered off), then backwards (from ‘B’ back to ‘A’) in a continuously repeating sequence, such that objects can leave the field in the present, or at some previous point.

Director: Shane Carruth

Writer: Shane Carruth

Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, Samantha Thomson


Shane CarruthAaron
David SullivanAbe
Casey GoodenRobert
Anand UpadhyayaPhillip
Carrie CrawfordKara
Jay ButlerMetalshop Worker
John CarruthMan On Couch #1
Juan TapiaMan On Couch #2
Ashley WarrenHostess
Samantha ThomsonRachel Granger
Chip CarruthThomas Granger
Delaney PriceLaney
Jack PylandAaron’s Co-worker
Keith BradshawClean Room Technician
Ashok UpadhyayaLaboratory Technician
Brandon BlaggWill
Jon CookWill’s Cousin
David JoynerRachel’s Date
Eric De SoualhatTranslator

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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