VERTICAL POOL PRODUCTIONS
presents


(2001; 105 min.)

"An audacious and chilling parable that questions misdirected
over-reliance on gadgets and God. The parallels between Alli's
futuristic tale and the assault on many basic contemporary liberties
seems too close for comfort. TRAGOS is an intellectual adrenaline
rush of hypnotic strength and emotional depth."

Phil Hall, filmthreat.com (four stars)

 


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BARBARA JASPERSEN as Bella Luxor, the Blinded Visionary

Underground San Francisco. An urban tribe of technopagans
perform their ecstatic rites in "Tragos", a virtual reality playground.
One night their leader, Bella Luxor, overamps the VR program and goes
blind but her sister Vivika's consciousness was 'assimilated' into Tragos.
Was her death accidental or was Tragos used as a suicide machine?

 


BOBBY WEINAPPLE as Robert Logos, the Christian Prosecutor (left)
and NEIL HOWARD as Stretch Albright, the Unemployed Actor
(right)

Robert Logos, a fundamentalist Christian attorney, views Vivika's death
as the workings of a satanic suicide cult and hires a mole to infiltrate the
cult and bring their demise in this chilling cyber-noir witch hunt tale of
tragedy and redemption in the hyper-digitized era of the future now.

 


ROBERT HAMM as Alexander Luxor, Tragos creator

Watch an Alexander Luxor's Video Message

"Totally absorbing and intellectually stimulating, TRAGOS sheds an eerie
and healthily disturbing light on the mass-hypnotic-narcotic programming
that we are all subliminally subjected to, in what we deludedly
refer to as 'everyday reality'."
-- Ralph Metzner, Ph.D

 


LEE VOGT
as The Priest

Watch a meeting between The Priest & Robert Logos

"The story might sound like an opportunity for countercultural
self-congratulation, with heroic pagans fighting off an oppressive church.
Yet the prosecutor, though misguided, is one of the most sympathetic
characters in the movie, and the priest who regularly gives him advice
offers nothing but wisdom."
-- Jesse Walker, REASON Magazine




TRAGOS -- VR CLIPS

 


TRAGOS VR ritual #1
and TRAGOS VR ritual #2
TWO VIRTUAL REALITY SCENES (no audio)




Credits, Media, Filmography, Making of, DVD

 


LEA BENDER as "Cassandra" and BARBARA JASPERSON as "Bella Luxor"


Cast & Crew
credit list; hi-rez pix of actors

Review: Reason Magazine
by Jesse Walker

Review: filmthreat.com
by Phil Hall (four stars)

Antero Alli -- filmography
completed works, reviews, bio

On the Making of "Tragos"
The Back Story; Screening History

 


THE DVD
Available from the filmmaker

MP3
"DELAROSE" by Sylvi Alli from the film "TRAGOS"
(on the Too Near the Ghosts CD)

E-MAIL THE DIRECTOR

 

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