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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

A drug-addicted detective investigates the killing of Senegalese immigrants in post-Katrina New Orleans.


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The best movies of Nicolas Cage are those in which the actor mixes his hallucinatory potential with a minimally cohesive script. This is the case with 'Joe', 'Mandy' and, of course, the cult classic 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans'. Directed by Werner Herzog ('Jack Reacher', 'Aguirre'), the feature film follows the journey of a seriously drug-addicted detective who does not give up his job investigating crimes. In this situation, Cage's character embarks on a dangerous investigation that requires the utmost of him. The psychedelic iguana scene, with the protagonist at the peak of his addiction, is already one of the great milestones in Nicolas Cage's career. But it is worth saying: nothing of that nonsense seen in the actor's works in the 2010s. Here, the script is intelligent and is revealed little by little, in layers, with a police plot that really instigates, provokes and brings good reflections.



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Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

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