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Beyond the Black Rainbow Details


Filmmaker Panos Cosmatos offers an idiosyncratic sci-fi vision in this futuristic fantasy. In the year 1983, Dr. Mercurio Arboria (Scott Hylands) is a physician who, working with the government, has created a new program of physical therapy and medicine which is intended to bring people greater happiness and freedom than they've ever enjoyed before. However, one of the test subjects in Arboria's new scheme, Elena (Eva Allan), isn't so impressed -- she spends her days in a drug-addled haze while kept in a massive hospital complex against her will. Dr. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers) is looking after Elena's day-to-day progress with the help of his nurse Margo (Rondel Reynoldson), but his efforts to reshape her mind are only so successful, and in time Elena becomes just conscious enough of her circumstances to plan an escape. Beyond the Black Rainbow received its North American premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 18, 2012


Michael Rogers
as Barry Nyle
Eva Allan
as Elena
Scott Hylands
as Mercurio Arboria
Marilyn Norry
as Rosemary Nyle
Rondel Reynoldson
as Margo
Chris Gauthier
as Fat Hesher


Panos Cosmatos
Oliver Linsley
Panos Cosmatos
Nicholas Shepard
Bob Bottieri
Production Designer