PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND (2021)

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Prisoners of the Ghostland
Principal Theater
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Saturday, 2021 October 30 / 19:30 7,50 € Tickets

USA. Direction: Sion Sono. Production: Michael Mendelsohn, Rezo Sixo Safai, Laura Rister, Ko Mori, Nate Bolotin / Untitled Entertainment, Boos Boos Bang Bang, Eleven Arts Studio, XYZ Films, Patriot Pictures. Associated production: Sion Production, Saturn Films, Komodo Productions, Union Patriot Capital Management. Executive production: Natalie Perrotta, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian, Yuji Sadai, Toyoyuki Yokohama. Screenplay: Aaron Hendry, Reza Sixo Safai. Photography: Sohei Tanikawa. Music: Joseph Trapanese. Edition: Taylor Levy. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley, Tak Sakaguchi. Running time: 100 min.

LANGUAGE: English, Japanese / SUBTITLES: Spanish

In the diabolical Daily Dead website they called it a "total gonzo cinematic experience". Makes sense if it comes from the producers of Mandy (2018) and Colour Out of Space (2019). It wasn't about to be anything like a n(f)ormal western, thriller, wuxia, sci-fi if it was helmed by that freakish poet-cum-filmmaker Sion Sono, winner of the Caligari award and of the Fipresci at Berlin in 2009 for Love Exposure. How could it be anything other than a splendid mixture of Escape from L. A. (1996), Mad Max (1976) and anything else starring HIM: Cage!? The media description is: "In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber is sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord whose adopted granddaughter has gone missing."

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