Renegade

Renegade

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Director: Jan Kounen

Cast: Jan Kounen, Vincent Cassel, Juliette Lewis, Michael Madsen

     
 

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From Jan Kounen, the French director of the violent cult actioner Dobermann, comes this loose adaptation of Jean "Mobius" Giraud's comic series Blueberry. Vincent Cassel stars as Mike Blueberry, a lawman whose past comes back to haunt him when his town is invaded by the nefarious Blount (Michael Madsen), the man responsible for his first love's murder.See more details below

Overview

From Jan Kounen, the French director of the violent cult actioner Dobermann, comes this loose adaptation of Jean "Mobius" Giraud's comic series Blueberry. Vincent Cassel stars as Mike Blueberry, a lawman whose past comes back to haunt him when his town is invaded by the nefarious Blount (Michael Madsen), the man responsible for his first love's murder. Led by a German con man by the name of Prosit (an unrecognizable Eddie Izzard), Blount and his crew search for an ancient treasure buried deep within Indian tribal grounds, while Blueberry and his Indian friend Runi (Temuera Morrison) race to keep the land sacred and stop the thieves by any means possible. Featuring Juliette Lewis and her father, Geoffrey Lewis, in supporting roles, the film sports a solid American cast that boasts an additional performance by Colm Meaney and a rare appearance by none other than Ernest Borgnine.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Jan Kounen's Blueberry is a gorgeously shot metaphysical mind trip that will undoubtedly lose those looking for a conventional Western, but will find a home with fans who find joy in confused flicks that delight in their whacked-out madness. It makes sense that the director changed the course of the film midway through production after diving headfirst into shamanism, since it's about halfway through where the flick takes a belly flop into a psychedelic drug fest filled with CGI insects and mystic mumbo-jumbo that puts Oliver Stone's The Doors to shame. That said, the flick is expertly filmed and done in such a cinematic way that it's hard to knock the entire package. The performances are exceptional as well, filled with familiar faces that lend the production immediate class and make for a casting agent's dream. It's too bad, then, that it all falls apart by the anti-climactic ending that delivers on a gonzo level but falls desperately short of the kind of satisfactory wrap-up that one would expect going into it. By the time Vincent Cassel and a very naked Juliette Lewis go for a sensationalistic swim at the end, you're left wondering just what the point was. Recommended for fans of wild peyote trips and avant-garde Westerns -- both of which are probably sadly lacking these days.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
UPC:
0043396085145
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vincent Cassel Mike S. Blueberry
Juliette Lewis Maria Sullivan
Michael Madsen Wallace Sebastian Blount
Temuera Morrison Runi
Eddie Izzard Prosit
Djimon Hounsou Woodhead
Colm Meaney Jimmy McLure
Nichole M. Hiltz Lola
Geoffrey Lewis Sullivan
Tchéky Karyo The Uncle
Hugh O'Conor Actor
Kestenbetsa Actor
Vahina Giocante Actor
Ernest Borgnine Rolling star

Technical Credits
Jan Kounen Director,Screenwriter
Matt Alexander Screenwriter
Jennifer Auge Editor
Albert Bailey Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Barthelemy Production Designer
Gérard Brach Screenwriter
Benedicte Brunet Editor
Chattoune Costumes/Costume Designer
Fab (CQ) Production Designer
Jean-Jacques Hertz Editor
Dean Humphreys Sound/Sound Designer
Joel Jacovella Editor
Jean-Michel Lacor Executive Producer
Thomas Langmann Producer
Tetsuo Nagata Cinematographer
Francois Roy Editor
Ariel Zeitoun Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/Leaving This World [4:17]
2. First Time [5:59]
3. Medicine Man [6:19]
4. At the Summit [5:30]
5. The Damn Law [6:03]
6. Mike the Conqueror [5:08]
7. Seared Visions [6:07]
8. Danny Boy [6:27]
9. Mutual Distrust [4:30]
10. Vengeance Cut Short [5:15]
11. Choosing Sides [4:49]
12. Single Mindedness [3:42]
13. Scorched Earth [4:50]
14. Healing Hands [5:48]
15. Snakebitten [5:30]
16. No Respect for Life [4:32]
17. Optimists & Pessimists [4:02]
18. Golden Promise [3:05]
19. Lucid Dreams [4:35]
20. Where Love Leads Us [6:58]
21. Memory Path [4:13]
22. A Will to Love [3:35]
23. Space and Time [2:52]
24. End Credits [3:10]

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