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07/23/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Sind wir hier in Gotham-City? Eine schmuddelige, gewaltige Metropole im scheusslichen Neonlicht - darüber hängen die Wolken tief, wie in einem Endzeit-Szenario. Darunter die Welt der Nachclubs - Höhlen, in denen abgrundtief böse Männer ihre Geschäfte vollrichten. Zwei Cops, Abgesandte in die Hölle, müssen einen Verbrecher fangen, der in dieser Welt der Yakuza Mafia-Clans untertaucht. In vielen Filmen dient Osaka als Schauplatz, in keinem aber sah man die Stadt so wie in Ridley Scotts hochgradig stilisiertem Film Noir. Das Design, entworfen von Norris Spencer, verschluckt die Charaktere des Thrillers. Unbedingter Stilwille, erschlägt jeden Anflug von Menschlichkeit. Michael Douglas spielt einen Polizisten mit fragwürdigen Methoden und zweifelhafter Ethik. Sein Partner: Andy Garcia. Sie koo...


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08/17/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

You won't see Michael Douglas like this anymore

Nick Conklin (Douglas) and Charlie Vincent (Garcia) are US cops who get involved in a Yakuza killing and capture a dangerous murderer Sato (Yasuka Matsuda). When delivering him to authorities in Japan, Sato escapes and Conklin and Vincent are forced to team up with Masahiro Matsumoto (Ken Takakura) in order to hunt him down. The clash in cultures creates tension as the investigation continues.
'Black Rain' is a lot like Ridley Scott's previous outing 'Blade Runner' in that a cop searches through a vast metropolis for a renegade killer, except, rather than use a ton of innovative computer graphics and special effects, Scott manages to utilise the entirety of Osaka and make it look like a futuristic city of vast neon lights and looming skyscrapers.
The film is dark, and dreary, and yes ma...

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