Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
USA, 1998 | Length: 119min | FSK: 16 | Director: Terry Gilliam Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro

A cult classic among movie fans, this psychedelic satirical 1998 road movie adapted from Hunter S. Thompson’s novel of the same name was co-written and directed by film auteur and Monty Python member Terry Gilliam (»Brazil«, »12 Monkeys«, »The Fisher King«), one of the most inventive and imaginative directors in the business. A triumph of direction over plot, imagination over treatment, and conception over realism, the film stars Johnny Depp (»Pirates oft he Caribbean«) as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro (»Sicario«) as Dr. Gonzo, who embark on an initially assigned journey with journalistic purpose, which turns out to be an exploration of the Las Vegas setting under the effect of psychoactive substances. Bizarre, unpredictable yet strangely alluring, this misunderstood masterpiece is blessed with not only outstanding direction and acting, but also with dazzling cinematography and production design.

  Tue 26.03.19 19:30 (English) Cinema Movie Club