House of Pain (1994)

House of Pain
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Experimental
Keywords episodic, psychodrama
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Kika Thorne Actor n/a 1 1000001
Janieta Eyre Actor n/a 1 1000002
Charles Costello Actor n/a 1 1000003
Paul Coullard Actor n/a 1 1000004
Ed Johnson Actor n/a 1 1000005
Andrew Wilson Actor n/a 1 1000006
Mike Hoolboom Director n/a 2 2000001
Mike Hoolboom Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mike Hoolboom Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mike Hoolboom Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Mike Hoolboom Editor n/a 172 7000001
Earle Peach Music n/a 120781 8000001
Mike Hoolboom Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Synopsis
A wordless psychodrama comprised of four vignettes involving the body, power, mourning and transgression: In the first episode, "Precious," a one-eyed young bride mourns the loss of a loved one named Precious. In the second installment, "Scum," a newly married couple explores the confines of sexual roles. The boundaries of what is acceptable are constantly expanded. "Kisses" begins with what appears to be a forced first encounter between two men. The relationship becomes increasingly violent as the boundaries between pleasure and pain blur. Is the ultimate gift to a lover an organ? The final chapter, "Shiteater," shows Vancouver performance artist Andrew Wilson distorting and making up his face as he becomes less than human to perform a feat that is no less than animalistic--eating shit.