In a totalitarian society in a near future, the undercover detective Bob Arctor is working with a small time group of drug users trying to reach the big distributors of a brain-damaging drug called Substance D. His assignment is promoted by the recovery center New Path Corporation, and when Bob begins to lose his own identity and have schizophrenic behavior, he is submitted to tests to check his mental conditions. –IMDb
Self-taught writer/director Richard Linklater was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period, Linklater’s work explored what he dubbed “the youth rebellion continuum,” focusing in fine detail on generational rites and mores with rare compassion and understanding while definitively capturing the twenty-something culture of his era through a series of nuanced, illuminating ensemble pieces which introduced any number of talented young actors into the Hollywood firmament. Born in Houston, TX, in 1960, Linklater suspended his educational career at Sam Houston State University to work on an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He subsequently relocated to the state’s capital of Austin, where he founded a film society and began work on his debut short film, 1987’s It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books. Three years later he released the sprawling… read more
Leaving aside the fact that i love rotoscoping, no matter how painful it can be to the eyes, I've seen this movie twice never missing a scene. Not only is the whole drug dealing and drug use matter realistically portrait, but it can also speak to the heart of people who've been through this rabbithole...
A Scanner Darkly est un film tiré du roman du même nom de Philip K. Dick. L’occasion pour moi aussi de découvrir Richard Linklater à travers ce film.
N’ayant pas lu le bouquin, je restais vierge… read review
For whatever reason, with no use of mind-altering assistance, the first time I read Philip Dick’s A Scanner Darkly I felt myself pulled into the narrative to the extent that I knew the insanity… read review
Celebrated American independent filmmaker Richard Linklater (“Fast Food Nation” & “Before Sunset”) reteams with animator Bob Sabiston (“Grasshopper” & “Waking Life”) for this faithful adaptation… read review