Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage), a homicide detective with the New Orleans Police Department, is promoted to Lieutenant after he saves a prisoner from drowning in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. However, during his heroic act, he severely injures his back and is put on prescription pain medication. A year later, Terence – struggling with his addictions to sex, Vicodin and cocaine – finds himself in the battle to bring down drug dealer Big Fate, who is suspected of massacring an entire family of African immigrants. —tiff.net
One of the most influential filmmakers in New German Cinema and one of the most extreme personalities in film, Werner Herzog quickly gained recognition not only for creating some of the most fantastic narratives in the Film history, but for pushing himself and his crew to absurd and unprecedented lengths, again and again, in order to achieve the effects he demanded. Born Werner Stipetic in Munich on September 5, 1942, Herzog came of age in Sachrang, Bavaria, amid extreme poverty and destitution. After Herzog turned seventeen, a German film producer optioned one of his screenplays, then promptly destroyed the contract when he discovered the author’s age. Circa 1962, 20-year-old Herzog enrolled in the University of Munich as a history and literature student, and produced his first motion picture, the twelve minute Herakles, his second short Game in the Sand, and his third, the pacifist tract The Unprecedented Defense of Fortress Deutschkreuz.In 1963, he established his own production… read more
Nicholas Cage is deliciously unhinged (does that even make sense as a sentence?) which I think is worth the price of admission.
Herzog c'est un espèce de vieux fou! Un film parsemé d'humour noire comme je l'aime et de mise en scène particulièrement perturbante à certain moment ; mais on ri quand même tellement que ça peut être absurde. Très bonne performance de Cage, qui selon moi est l'une de ses meilleure et j'adore le fait qu'on oublie complètement l'enquête policière pour suivre le personnage principal tellement il est imprévisible.
A look at five varied musical compositions used by Werner Herzog as cues in his movies.
Bet you can guess which film's topped the Village Voice poll this year. Analyzing the results, J Hoberman notes that David Fincher's The
An interview with the director upon the release of The Bad Lieutenant and My Son, My Son.
"The German" is returning to Germany. Even if only for a couple of weeks. "Werner Herzog, one of the most important filmmakers of Auteur
Above: The American man, Nicholas Cage in The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans. The potential seems grand—what Kinski is
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans (Werner Herzog, USA): This delightful observation has already been spoiled by the quasi-trailer
"Following so hot on the heels of Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans that the latter's shoe leather will be scuffed," begins Leslie
"Did you hear the one about the German maverick who signed on to remake a notorious existential American policier and turned it into
Nicolas Cage! Some don’t think too highly of him, others – like myself – like to praise his great acting talent, which is on show here in Werner Herzog’s stylish police drama set during the aftermath… read review
Sympathique petit film qu’Herzog nous pond là. Certainement pas son plus personnel, mais avec le personnage atypique de flic ripou et drogué de Nicolas Cage, le cinéaste pouvait tout de même s’en donner… read review
Werner Herzog’s take on the BAD LIEUTENANT isn’t a remake so much as taking… read review