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We Are What We Are

  Tags: Ambyr Childers, Belladonna Productions, Bill Sage, cannibalism, cannibals, Jim Mickle, Julia Garner, Memento Films International, MISC, Nick Damici, REMAKES, Riley Keough, Rodrigo Bellott, The Zoo, Uncorked Productions, We Are What We Are, Wyatt Russell

In their small town, the Parkers are known for their discretion and reclusiveness. Behind closed doors, the father, Frank rules his family with a firm severity. Following the brutal and unexpected death of their mother, teenage daughters Iris and Rose need to start looking after their younger brother Rory. Soon though, they must carry even more weight as they are faced with new responsibilities.  At their father’s command, they must continue a macabre ancestral tradition at all costs. But when a torrential storms hits the region, the town’s rivers overflow, and the local authorities start to uncover clues that lead them closer to the Parker’s terrible secret.

Misc | Remakes

September 27, 2013 (Limited)
January 7, 2014 (DVD)
Now On DVD
Uncorked Productions 
Rodrigo Bellott
Memento Films International
Belladonna Productions
The Zoo
R "disturbing violence, bloody images, some sexuality, nudity and language."
Jim Mickle
Jim Mickle
Nick Damici
Riley Keough
Julia Garner
Bill Sage
Wyatt Russell
Ambyr Childers

  • eOne will distribute the film in the US.
  • Filmed in Catskills.
  • Riley Keough and Julia Garner are the sisters.
  • Wyatt Russell plays a deputy who is in love with Riley Keough's character.
  • Bill Sage plays the father.
  • Jim Mickle was quoted saying the following in an interview: "We're not going to fuck this up. I just finished a first draft of it with Nick Damici, and we're taking it in a very cool new direction that I'm quite stoked about. I'm not usually a fan of international "remakes", but this one has so many possibilities for trying out new ideas while honoring the Mexican film, and hopefully creating something that can play hand in hand with Jorge's film. I'm hoping it can also bring awareness to the original and not aim to make it obsolete as a lot of retreads wind up doing. Couldn't be happier with what we have so far! Think Winter's Bone with cannibals..."
  • Jim Mickle was quoted saying: "It’s a cool challenge to do justice to Jorge’s story, but also explore things from an unexpected angle."
  • While the original was set in Mexico City, this remake will be set in a "poor part of the Catskills region in New York State."
  • Co-written and directed by Jim Mickle (Stake Land).
  • A remake of the 2010 Mexican film with the same name from writer/director Jorge Michel Grau.

A UHM staff member has not reviewed this film.