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City of Ghosts (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  27 March 2003 (Israel)
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A con man (Dillon) travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for...

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Emile (as Gerard Depardieu)
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Sideth
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Storyline

A con man flees to Southeast Asia when an international scam he was involved in goes sour. Suspecting he's been double-crossed by his long-time mentor, he sets off to Cambodia for his promised cut. What he finds there is a mysterious and hostile environment where even the most polished criminal can end up on deadly ground. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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When fear is the currency, what is the price of hope. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 March 2003 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Beneath the Banyan Trees  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,547 (USA) (25 April 2003)

Gross:

$325,491 (USA) (20 June 2003)
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Trivia

The buildings where the foggy final showdown takes place are actually part of Bokor Hill Station, a colonial hill resort town built by the French in the 1920s. This site, on a mountain above Kampot in Southern Cambodia, included a church and Grand Bokor Palace, a hotel-casino. They were taken over by the Cambodian monarchs after the French left, and were a Khmer Rouge stronghold against the Vietnamese (the shelling is still visible, there are no windows left intact). Today the buildings are abandoned, crumbling and covered in red moss, but can still be visited. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie Jimmy is lying in the back seat of the cab with a red shirt covering his face. The cab driver wakes him up and Jimmy exits the cab and puts on a green shirt. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Did you get my message?
Joseph Kaspar: Yeah, no trouble.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the People of Cambodia. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
(2000)
Written by Roberto Concina
Performed by Roberto Concina (as Robert Miles)
Courtesy of Shakti Records
By Arrangement with Subjective
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'Oh no, not Matt Dillon'.............get over it.
31 August 2003 | by (Southampton, England) – See all my reviews

After reading some of the comments left by IMDB users I wasn't sure if I should actually waste a couple of hours by watching this film. After watching, though, I thought the comments were a little harsh.

Criticism's included under developed characters, thin plot, unexplained actions, and a poor performance by Matt Dillon. I am not, and never will be, a film studies student so I guess I am not 'qualified' to comment on any of the above, but in my own humble opinion the film progressed nicely and if people cared to watch carefully each action was easily understood.

If you can get over your immediate 'Matt Dillon, no thanks' attitude you may end up enjoying this film.


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