BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL – NEW ORLEANS


2009

DIRECTOR: Werner Herzog

WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS ALL ABOUT?!?!

I sat down on my 33rd birthday last year and watched, what I had on good authority, was to be both Nicholas Cage on top form and a classy and brilliant film from Werner Herzog. Well, the former was correct, but as for the ‘brilliant’ film… I think not. It was okay and in parts it was good, but scenes include a coked up Cage pulling a hooker and her ‘John’ over, stealing their drugs and effectively raping the girl for all intents at purposes.

This scene, by the way was excellently directed and Cage put in a career high performance for change, but it still give you some idea as what’s going on here. He’s a bent cop living on the edge, in love with a prostitute and in debt to the wrong people, with semi horrific/comical effects.

And all this is interspersed with a handheld camera shot of a singing iguana, seemingly reflecting the warped psyche of Cage. Well performed and weirdly put together but this was just too off the all for me, but for David Lynch fans out there, this is defiantly for you.

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