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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

OT: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Werner Herzog // USA, 2009
Fiction Feature // FF2009



Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendez, Val Kilmer– the thriller Werner Herzog boasts a veritable star cast. Detective Terence McDonagh (Cage), of New Orleans Homicide, saves an inmate from drowning in the midst of hurricane “Katrina”, and is promoted to lieutenant. But he injured his back so badly, he can only work under drugs. Soon his lifecentres on addiction. As he pursues the drug dealer Big Fate, who massacred an African family, it seems that solving the case will bring about his own salvation. Set in a city in ruins, Herzog presents the protagonists’ inner selves as their real threat.


Werner Herzog, born in 1942, director, writer, producer of more than 50 films. His many films include“Nosferatu” (1979), “Fitzcarraldo” (1982), “Rescue Dawn” (2006), the documentaries “Mein liebster Feind” (1999), “Grizzly Man” (2005) and “Encounters at the End of the World” (2007).



Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Fiction Feature


Agenda 09//FF2009



121 min


Werner Herzog

William Finkelstein

Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Tom Bower

Edward R. Pressman, Elliott Rosenblatt

Peter Zeitlinger

Mark Isham

Tony Corbett

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