New Rose Hotel (1998)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi


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Two businessmen are hired to steal secrets from a rival, and decide to use a beautiful call girl to do so.


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29 May 2006 | ShimmySnail
8
| good if you like William Gibson or Abel Ferrara
I think this movie got a bum rap. I actually enjoyed it much more than that travesty Johnny Mnemonic (my apologies to Gibson, I know he liked it). Note to Hollywood, Ice-T does not go good with everything, and the deranged preacher bit has been overdone. But here I think Abel Ferrara really made a world in line with what I envisioned when reading the short story, any of Gibson's short stories. It's not a future where everything is blinking lights and super speed CGI, it's a future where most people live in the slums, and the rest have a clean, aerodynamic, one-button-for-everything lifestyle.

The premise, a couple of corporate "headhunters" trying to seduce a brilliant researcher away from a billion dollar multinational with a geisha type mole, is the kind of premise that Gibson is famous for. It's a single incident revolving around human emotions but having worldwide implications because the man is so brilliant he could change the course of science.

The acting is great of course: Willem Dafoe, Christopher Walken, and an early glimpse of Asia Argento. The story doesn't hit you over the head explaining events like most films, but Ferrara never does, and half the fun is suddenly realizing what's happened, the check mate, on your own.

If you want action, go see Johnny Mnemonic, if you want deep, see this film.

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Release Date:

19 March 1999

Language

Italian, English, German, Japanese


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

New York City, New York, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,147 3 October 1999

Gross USA:

$21,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,521

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