Trailer for Netflix's Indie Cult Film 'Rebirth' Directed by Karl Mueller
"Leave whenever you want, leave anytime you want…" Netflix has released the official trailer for a new indie feature it produced called Rebirth, from filmmaker Karl Mueller. The film is about an old friend who surprisingly shows up out of nowhere and convinces Kyle, played by Fran Kranz, to participate in a "self-actualization program" called Rebirth. As expected, it turns out this program is more of a cult and it's not exactly what it seems. The cast includes Adam Goldberg, Kat Foster, Nicky Whelan, Harry Hamlin, Andrew J. West, Sheryl Lee, Pat Healy, and Steve Agee. This looks quite intriguing, but I don't know how much more it has to say about cults that hasn't been covered in other films recently. Get a taste below.
Here's the first official trailer for Karl Mueller's Rebirth, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
Get up. Go to work. Come home, dinner, bed, do it all again. That's life, every day, every year, until you die — unless you've got what it takes to be reborn. Rebirth gives a new lease on life, but only if you're willing to pay the price. "Kyle goes and stumbles on a bus full of Rebirth participants about to depart. He gets on the bus and hands over his keys, wallet, and phone. Thus begins his journey down an increasingly unhinged rabbit hole of psychodrama, seduction, and violence as a confused and increasingly desperate Kyle tries to escape Rebirth and discover what the weekend is really about." Rebirth is both written & directed by filmmaker Karl Mueller, of the horror film Mr. Jones from 2013 previously. It's the first in Netflix series of low budget indie features. Netflix will release Rebirth on its VOD service starting July 15th this summer.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Looks exciting. But Fincher's THE GAME may have done it better.
DAVIDPD on Jul 12, 2016
Man that was a great movie.
Josh W on Jul 12, 2016
They just should visit some ghetto or something like that. There's enough of real for everyone. As for the rebirth, well, there might be some kind of ...
shiboleth on Jul 13, 2016
What the fuck does "visit some ghetto or something like that" even mean?
same on Jul 13, 2016
Well, you know, when you visit some place you go there and see people, how they live and how they feel about it. Then you imagine there are more people similar to them and that means 'something like that ...' Something similar to the place and the people you just saw and visited... Are we getting anywhere, huh?
shiboleth on Jul 13, 2016
Question: What's in it for Rebirth? Is it a huge psycho-social experience?
tarek on Jul 13, 2016
I agree with you, Alex, about the cult movie thing being done to death. Perhaps instead of immersing us in the story/experience someone might investigate the psychology or pathology behind people's need to seek out this type of pie in the sky unbounded and forever happiness that seems to attract so many. People like Tony Robbins are multi-millionaires doing stuff like this; Byron Kate is another. The whole EST and Life Spring things a decade or more ago. Of course, we have Scientology now and other weird offerings trying to convince human beings they can actually transcend the everyday human condition and experience. Why do people fall for this stuff? And on such massive levels? No one tackles that angle of it and I'd find that much more fascinating then this same ole, same ole, same story about cults thing.
Bo on Jul 13, 2016
Love films about cults, this one seems a bit lacking though...at least from the trailer.
cuckoozey on Jul 14, 2016
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