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A social outcast at school and a dureppointed at home, awkward, alienated and brilliant Paulin does not fit in: neither at her up-scale high school nor in her lopsided family – an uptight mother, an emasculated father and her beloved sister, 12 year old Grace. Grace is a beautiful, ‘normal’ and dying of cystic fibrosis. Pauline dreams of becoming a surgeon and is enticed by flesh and everything medical; she undertakes a cure for Grace.
Excision was originally an acclaimed short film in 2008, but Richard Bates JR. developed its material into his first feature, a hi-gloss tragicomedy about teenage angst slammed into psychosis. An unrecognizable Anna Lyne McCord gives a pitch-perfect performance as the bruised and lost Pauline, a distant cousin of Lucky McKee’s May. Watch for cameos by John Waters, Malcolm McDowell and others.


Country: USA

Year: 2012

Duration: 1hr 21

Version: English, with french subtitles

Rating: 16+

Cast & Credits

Director: Richard Bates Jr.

Producer: Dylan Hale Lewis

Screenplay: Richard Bates Jr.

Cinematography: Itay Gross

Editing: Steve Ansell, Yvonne Valdez

Music: Steve Damstra II, Mads Heldtberg

Cast: AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter