97 minutes – Drama
Release date: May 21, 2004
DVD release date: October 19, 2004
Canadian distributor: Christal Films
Twist is a retelling of the Charles Dickens`s classic Oliver Twist, updated to current times and filmed in Toronto, Ontario. Told from the point of the Artful Dodger, or in this case, “Dodge'” (played by US actor Nick Stahl) Twist is a tale of the prosaically beautiful Oliver who falls into the hands of down-and-out young men. Dodge takes the young man under his wing and instructs him in the unforgiving arts of drug abuse and prostitution. As Oliver’s innocence dissolves, both young men confront inner and outer demons and, strangely, it is Dodge who finds he cannot escape his past.