Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kristin Scott Thomas,
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.
The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile, the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a "thing" that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts the attention of the industry and experiences a successful beginning of her career. Ruby, Gigi and Sarah, however, will do whatever is necessary to get this "thing" for themselves.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ruby's boss was played by the actual mortician who worked at the morgue used as the location. See more »
When Dean comes to see Jesse at the motel and hands her the roses, Jesse reaches out and grabs them with her left hand but when she faints, the roses appear in her right hand. See more »
Am I staring?
Sorry... you just have such beautiful skin. I'm Ruby by the way. Do you have a name or you want me to guess?
Jesse. And you just get to LA Jesse?
How'd you know?
You've got that look. Oh don't worry honey, that whole deer in the headlights thing is exactly what they want.
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Questioning what I just saw makes this even more cinematic art
And it is a beautiful piece of art work, just like a painting moving.
Think we have to give a lot of credit to The Director of Photography for her stunning work adding to the film's beauty and intensity.
I went to see this movie because I'm a huge fan of the director's previous film, Drive, but now I'm beginning to see that Drive may have been a fluke, a one time thing. Especially after seeing his follow up film, Only God Forgives, which like this movie, all his movies as a matter of fact, were shot with such style and beauty.
The Neon Demon started off slow for me and I was thinking it was going to leave me dissatisfied like Only God Forgives , but that's not what happen. The confusion of the right turn this movie makes made it worth the watch. Truly like a piece of art, the overall product touched me and became very indulging.
Elle Fanning leads a well done cast of character performances, even Keanu Reaves was great. I think this is Elle's first adult role playing an underage model struggling to make it in LA. The movie explores possibly the best and worse case scenario of what could happen to a young girl alone in that city.
Definitely a great movie to watch. It's not Drive, but loved it far better than Only God Forgives.
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