V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

BAD LIEUTENANT

V' 09

BAD LIEUTENANT

Abel Ferrara
USA, 1992
Fiction, 98min, OmdU

BAD LIEUTENANT

Abel Ferrara
USA, 1992
Fiction, 98min, OmdU

Actors: 
Harvey Keitel
Lieutenant
Victor Argo
Polizist
Paul Calderone
Polizist
Leonard Thomas
Polizist
Frankie Thorn
Nonne
Screenplay: 
Victor Argo
Paul Calderone
Abel Ferrara
Zoë Lund
Sound: 
Bess Steele
Camera: 
Ken Kelsch
Editor: 
Anthony Redman
Composer: 
Joe Delia
Decoration: 
Charles Lagola
Costume: 
David Sawaryn

Production: 
Bad Lt. Production
World Sales: 
Content Films International 19 Heddon Street London, W1B 4BG, Großbritannien T +44 20 7851 6500 london@contentfilm.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm Verleih 1050 Wien Margaretenstraße 78 T 1 581 39 00 20 polyfilm@polyfilm.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Bad Lieutenant, the dark, acid urban drama starring Harvey Keitel, isn't just another story about a cop gone wrong. Those are a dime a dozen. This punishing film from director Abel Ferrara is something else altogether - an illuminating, excoriating descent into the cesspool of sin, self-loathing and defilement. The Keitel character is given no name except The Lieutenant, and that's entirely appropriate. He doesn't deserve a name. The Lieutenant is pure appetite, pure libido, with only vestigial traces of his humanity intact. To say that substance abuse plays a part in this journey into debauchery is a grotesque understatement. Like a modern-day Caligula, his excesses are epic: Sex, booze, crack, coke, heroin are indulged in such gargantuan proportions that it's a miracle he remains upright. (Hal Hinson)

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