Fifteen-year-old CeBe has a mother who is a heroin addict and a father in prison; she loves Elvis, Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, and doesn’t believe in fairytales. Dennis Hopper’s masterpiece, a punk film full of fury and rage which seems like a New Hollywood off-shoot gone bad. Linda Manzk, who was nineteen at the time, is extraordinary. Neil Young sings the theme song My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue). A few of the monologues of the protagonists were sampled by Primal Scream for their Kill All Hippies.
Palme d'or at Cannes, one of Wim Wenders’ best-loved films, which soon became a cult movie. A celebration and an elegy of an America which seems to disappear at the very same moment it appears on the screen. The screenplay is by Sam Shepard, the noteworthy cinematography is by Robbi Müller, the famous music is by Ry Cooder, Nastassja Kinski is pained, Harry Dean Stanton is tormented. Claire Denis is assistant director.
Maury Dann is a gruff country singer who lives on Dr. Pepper and pills, primarily in his Cadillac. He has a gig in Birmingham and then in Nashville, where he hopes to be on the Johnny Cash Show. But his ambition for success and his lifestyle don’t help him any. Rip Torn is magnificent in a melancholy and desolate road movie worth rediscovering. The silver screen debut for the director of the cult The Silent Partner.
The story of a naïve dropout, Bruno Stroszek, and the prostitute Eva, who leave Germany for America. Despite the mirage of a better life, things go from bad to worse. An unrelenting analysis of the rejection of diversities, and an X-ray of the essence of the American heartland, sluggish and hostile. Herzog, thirty-five years old, directed and wrote the story and screenplay. Eva Mattes is the only professional actress.
Based on the same-titled novel by J.T. Leroy, the nightmarish childhood of young Jeremiah, with his rootless, drug-addicted, paranoid mother and her countless men. A shocked and shocking journey into the American heartland, among white trash, truck drivers, diners, religious obsessions. The second film by Asia Argento, who also stars in it alongside Peter Fonda, Ornella Muti, Jeremy Renner, Ben Foster, Michael Pitt, and Marilyn Manson. Presented at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in 2004.