The Debridement of Rome (2012)

Vignettes of Empire; history as doomed love affair.


Felix Else


Felix Else


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Cast overview:
Dov Halpern Dov Halpern ... The Seer
Khris Lewin Khris Lewin ... The Philosopher
Catrin Hedström Catrin Hedström ... The Jungfrau (as Kerstin Catrin Hedström)
Lorna Haughton ... The Waitress
Felix Else Felix Else ... The Sad Boy (as Austin Eason)
Noah Welch Noah Welch ... The Cruel Boy


In three time periods through eight languages, six faces will convey a history of control beyond themselves: somewhere outside of time, a vaudeville prophet makes a strange prediction; in the Middle Ages, a wise man and a young maiden trade riddles in the forest, before the maiden kills him with berries that may, or may not, be cursed; and in the present day, the same man and woman argue over dinner at a fancy restaurant, angering their waitress. Meanwhile, an awkward teenager being bullied by another boy with tales of torture, attempts to profess his affection to her with his own vision of salvation... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2012 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$2,646 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The director, Felix Else, though not a fan of acting, appeared in the film because he needed someone who could do convincing monologues in both American English and 15th Century Italian. See more »


The Cruel Boy: You know how the Persians used to execute people? They'd tie you to a boat, naked, with your arms and legs sticking out, and they made you eat milk and honey until you got diarrhea, and then they took the honey and rubbed it on you so bugs would come and, like, bite you and sting you. And you'd just, like, float, with the sun beating down on you, and the boat would fill up with your shit and the bugs would lay eggs in your skin. And you'd, like, just go crazy. It took one guy seventeen days to ...
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All participants in principal photography share a joint possessory credit on the film, appearing alphabetically at the start of the end credits. See more »


References Invincible (2001) See more »


Pavana Lachrymae, BK54
Composed by William Byrd
Performed by Davitt Moroney
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