A certain genre : virtual Realities

strange days

1995
United States
2h26
Fiction
Col.
VOSTFR

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case?

Unappreciated when it when out, this cyberpunk thriller refers to the riots of 1992 in Los Angeles which took place after the Rodney King killing.

Cast
Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott
Screenplay
James Cameron and Jay Cocks, based on a story by James Cameron
Photography
Matthew F. Leonetti
Music
Graeme Revell, Deep Forest, Skunk Anansie and Peter Gabriel
Art direction
Lilly Kilvert
Editing
Howard E. Smith, with James Cameron's uncredited participation
Production
Lightstorm Entertainment

forbidden under 12

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