Intense Cinema | Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain (2010)

  • Director: David Cage
  • Writer: David Cage
  • Publisher: TheDepressedTurtle
  • Runtime: 03:23:56
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  • "Heavy Rain" is a film noir thriller, featuring four diverse protagonists involved with the mystery of the Origami Killer, a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drown his victims.

    The story opens with Ethan Mars, spending time with his family on his son, Jason's 10th birthday. While at a busy mall, Jason wanders off and Ethan frantically searches for him, soon finding him outside on the street. Jason runs back to Ethan, unexpectedly into the path of an oncoming car. Ethan jumps out, trying to save Jason. However, the car crashes into Jason, killing him, while Ethan himself is injured and falls into a coma for six months. Two years after the accident, Ethan is suffering from depression, agoraphobia, and blackouts that last for several hours. He is estranged from his wife, and his remaining son, Shaun, is distant with him.

    While at a park with Shaun, Ethan has another blackout, and wakes to find Shaun missing. Shaun's disappearance is soon tied to the serial murders of the "Origami Killer." The criminal's modus operandi is to abduct a young boy during the rainy fall season, after which their bodies are found several days later in a remote location, drowning being the cause of death, along with an origami animal figure in their hands, and an orchid on their chest. FBI profiler Norman Jayden, having come to assist the police with the Origami Killer, concludes that the child is locked in a location where, after 6 inches of rainfall, their bodies will be completely submerged and they will die from drowning. They realise that they have less than three days to find Shaun. ...

    Did You Know? All characters in "Heavy Rain" display a physical or mental illness: Ethan's blackouts, PTSD and agoraphobia, Scott's asthma, Norman's addiction to triptocaine and Madison's insomnia.

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