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1,128 Ratings


United Kingdom, 1970
Avant-Garde, Fantasy, Thriller


Set in 1960s London, James Fox plays Chas, a bisexual gangster on the run from his colleagues who is trying to disguise himself so that he can slip out of England. Chas finds a vast Notting Hill townhouse occupied by burned-out ex-pop-star Turner (Mick Jagger).

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Performance Directed by Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg

Critics reviews

It’s arguably the greatest-ever big-screen showcase for Jagger, who lords over the climax in a proto-music-video sequence scored to a song written specifically for the film. . . . No filmmaker—not Jean-Luc Godard, Martin Scorsese, or David Fincher—ever captured the singer’s liquid, insidious charisma as well as Roeg.
November 26, 2018
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Roeg is far more interested in texture and the stripping away of context than in separating the real from the unreal. The larger-than-life presences of Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, and James Fox add other complicated layers. It remains a disturbing film because we can’t quite make sense of what we’re seeing, either what’s happening to the characters (does someone die at the end?) or how the movie itself was shot and produced (was everyone completely zonked on drugs at the time?)
February 20, 2009
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