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Willie Parker (Terence Stamp) is a mobster-turned informant living in relative seclusion and philosophical exile in rural Spain, until he is kidnapped one day and delivered to Braddock (John Hurt), a calculating and maniacal hit man who has been hired to deliver Parker to Paris, where his execution will take place. Braddock's partner, Myron (Tim Roth) is a young punkish fellow with an impulsive and violent streak. As they set out for Paris they realize they are being followed and must stop in Madrid to pick up a new car. They also acquire another hostage, Maggie (Laura Del Sol), whose boyfriend was killed for the car. Tension and the threat of violence hovers over every scene of the movie, creating a claustrophobic atmosphere that mirrors the confines of the car as they drive through miles of beautifully shot desert. Fast paced flamenco music from Spanish great Paco De Lucia ignites the screen and creates a haunting and moody atmosphere.The fine ensemble work from the brilliant cast members helps to create this richly woven and darkly humorous ride.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: R
Movie Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Movie Genre: Film + TV + Radio
Movie Type: Psychological Drama, Crime Drama
Movie Theme: Hired Killers, Kidnapping, Crime Gone Awry
MPAA Warnings: Adult Situations, Violence, Not For Children, Adult Language
Run Time: 98 (minutes)
Software Format: DVD
Street Date: April 28, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 246-03-9059
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