British ex-con Wilson (Terence Stamp) arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the mystery of his daughter’s “accidental” death. His prime suspect, the wealthy, heavily guarded, music promoter Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda), is no easy target. Propelled into an increasingly brutal search for truth, Wilson, with single-mindedness and terrifying precision, moves unstoppably toward revenge. —Lions Gate
At the age of 26, Steven Soderbergh permanently altered the face of independent cinema when he became the youngest-ever winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for sex, lies and videotape, his feature-film directorial debut. A simmering exploration of the nature of modern relationships and the links between sexuality and voyeurism, the film was an international sensation that established its director as one of the golden boys of world cinema. Born in Georgia on January 14, 1963, Soderbergh grew up in Baton Rouge, LA, where his father was the Dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Education. While still in high school, Soderbergh enrolled in the university’s film animation class and began making short 16 mm films with second-hand equipment. After he graduated from high school, he went to Hollywood, where he worked as a freelance editor. Soderbergh’s time in Hollywood was brief, and he soon returned home, where he continued making short films and writing scripts… read more
The Limey is one of those smaller great movies not a lot of people know about. It starts off damn strong but loses some steam by the end and is drenched in Soderberghness all throughout. (Namely the incredibly creative Poor Tom... samples used for the flashbacks) Terence Stamps voice seemed too refined and regal for the Cockney thing but he was great nonetheless. The warehouse scene alone is worth the watch.
This film is a marvel it is one of the many Steven Soderbergh films that is aimed at mainstream audiences while maintaining experimental techniques to tell the story. But it is one of the earliest… read review