Wristcutters: A Love Story

Synopsis: Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Goran Dukic
  9 wins & 6 nominations.
88 min

Kostya, no.

You know, Zia, dishwashing was Eugene's

first job in America.

No way.

I did a lot of shit.

Last job I had before I offed

was waiting tables.

I thought it was the band thing.

I had to eat, too.

You know, I wish

we were there for Eugene.

You see, Zia, all of us,

we were always together.

First in Russia,

then in America, now here.

When lvan and I came here and left our boys

alone, they just couldn't make-

Mom, that's all over now.


Where are you from, Zia?

Uh, New Jersey.

Oh. What about your parents?

Uh, it's- it's a long story.

It's not- Basically, at the end,

- I hadn't talk to them in a while.

- Zia, it's okay.

They hadn't talked to each other.

It is, yeah.


Not every family is lucky like we are.

That's true.

But all of us being together...

You know,

I'd be here a long time ago

if it weren't for Eugene.

Yeah? How come?

I was 10.

We had these soccer finals.

I was the goalie for my school.


Don't you hear I'm jamming?

How is it possible

for the better team to lose?

We didn't deserve to!

The ball just wouldn't get in!

And they won it in the finals!

So what's the point of living

when life is so unfair

and everything?

I'm just telling you this because you're

the smartest person I know.

If you don't give me one

good reason to keep living

and tell me what's the meaning of life,

I'm gonna do this.

Step down from the table.

No. First tell me.

Step down from the table,

and I'll tell you.

He just smacked you?


I don't exactly know what he was trying

to tell me when he did it,

but it worked fine

up until a couple months ago.

You know, when I see

you guys like this,

it kind of makes me

miss my parents,

even though most of the time

they just kind of freaked me out.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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