Southland Tales (2006)

 


 

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Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who\’s stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

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California is at the epicenter of a political and environmental disaster that threatens to destroy the world in this ambitious fusion of comedy, drama, dystopia science fiction, and music. In the year 2005, a nuclear attack wipes out part of the state of Texas, and three years later America is a virtual police state, with the government taking control of nearly every part of people\’s lives, supposedly for their own good. A German firm has found a way to generate energy using seawater, but both public and private concerns are desperate to prevent the new technology from being introduced in the gasoline-starved United States. A Marxist underground based on the West Coast is determined to bring down the federal government through violent revolution. In this midst of this chaos, we follow a number of stories that continually return to three principle characters. Boxer Santaros is an actor famous for his role in action films; he\’s trying to secure financing for a new project, but reality keeps mirroring the events in his script and he struggles to hold on to his identity following a bout with amnesia. Krysta Now is a porn star who is reinventing herself as a television pundit offering her views on politics, contemporary culture, and teenage sex. And Roland Taverner is an L.A. police officer whose identity has mysteriously split in two and he struggles to track down his other half.

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Genre: Comedy,Drama,Sci-Fi,Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)
   
Release Date: 7 December 2007 (UK)
Country: Germany , USA , France
Director: Richard Kelly
Cast:
  • Carlos Amezcua
  • Curtis Armstrong
  • Robert Benz
  • Todd Berger
  • Dave Carlin
  • Joe Campana
  • Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Rebekah Del Rio
  • Aaron Dillar
  • Nora Dunn
  • Shari Dunn
  • Michele Durrett
  • Jon Falcone
  • Leila Feinstein
  • Jaret Gardiner


33 Responses to Southland Tales (2006)

  1. PBemps
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    "I’m a pimp, and pimps don’t commit suicide."

  2. ldddhunter
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    i’ve heard mixed reviews about this movie- so should i watch it or not ?? I am such a HUGE fan of Sarah, thats why I want to watch it but I heard ppl say they wanted the couple of hours of their life back bc it was horrible…

    thanks

  3. hi224
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    in terms of characters.

  4. hi224
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    anyone here.

  5. Alex231
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    I’ve watched about an hour of this movie and then I went to bed because it was incredibly boring and nothing really happened.

    So, what is this movie about???

    What’s with The Rock????

    Or Stifler?

    Is this some sort of weird comedy????

  6. Jamesclancy
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    i think it is because it causes the viewer to expand their mind.

    something the MTV generation doesn’t understand. (a generation that has sadly raped Donnie Darko and exploited it to mainstream culture, Donnie darko is a film that didn’t need t shirts and hand bags at hot topic)

    no this isn’t a Roland Emmerich or Michael bay blockbuster. This film requires some degree of thought. Richard Kelly isn’t stupid. Everything in this film falls perfectly into place with what he wanted.

    that is good for him as well as for us.

    Richard Kelly makes movies for him, and if other people enjoy it then that’s just extra. and for people who truly love the art of film making and film experimentation Southland Tales is a truly exceptional piece of film making.

    20 years from now this will be a blade runner, and i dont want anyone who saw this movie in 2009 and hated it buying the super 3 disk spectacular blu ray directors cut unrated edition when it comes out in 2030 and then saying its a classic.

    "Watch me rise, for miles and miles" -Patrick Flynn

  7. Darksidecrew
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    is way too high

    ‘You know Jill, you remind me of my mother. She was the biggest whore in Alameda’

  8. gogrrrt
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    so, Walter Mung (the guy driving the ice cream truck) kidnaps and drugs Roland Taverner (the original of the 2), and drives him out to the downtown area of Los Angeles. my question is, WHAT IS HIS MOTIVATION FOR DOING THIS? And, how does he know who he is? I understand the rest of the movie, but I consider this the only part left unanswered. I know that Walter Mung and Veronica "Dream" Mung obviously have the same last name, but their relationship is never explained; no connections are made. Does anyone have anything?

  9. hi224
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    i found alot of it tragic and sad to watch too.

  10. natraylock
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    Just wondering if anyone hated/disliked/were indifferent to it the first time they saw it and liked it the second time around?

    I have to place myself in the hater category and not sure if I could even bring myself to sit through it again.

    Rather watch Brazil or Strange Days or other films Kelly lifted ideas from.

  11. hi224
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    they were exaggerated on purpose due to whats happening in the filmat all.

  12. pirates_rox_sox101
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    Can someone please send me a copy of it via e-mail. I love reading scripts, and Richard Kelly, despite all the bad press he has received on this as well as the box, continues to amaze me as both a writer and director. So if anyone has copy of it, or knows where to find it, can you please get back to me.

    My email is [email protected]

    Thanks in advance

  13. eevil_kittie
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    Probably one of my favorite characters, ever. She was well-written in the prequel saga and acted wonderfully for the screen. Relatable, ambitious, tragic, hopeful, beautiful and relevant to our society. Kudos, Richard Kelly.

    "If you wanna *beep* me, you can *beep* me…Now."

  14. blazingnip
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    …I know limiting this post to ONLY 10 reasons why this movie sucked may be challenging…there’s just so much to choose from…but, please try your best. Honestly, I can’t even give you 10 reasons why this movie sucked…I just know I wanted to stab my eyes with a fork while watching it…I guess that’s reason #1.

  15. edgecrusher02
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    i never got why he did that

    http://www.youtube.com/user/edgecrusherhalo

    the max payne movie is the st anger of video game movies

  16. schwentysevenheif
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    Seriously? As the lead character?

    That’s like David Lynch casting Freddie Prince Jr.

    I just watched the Box, and was if-y on that one. The casting, score, and plot holes made it disappointing. I expected more from such a great director.

    My girlfriend and I have been discussing R. Kelly’s body of work, and neither of us had seen Southland Tales, but the preview alone makes me want to stay far, far away from this one. Kelly REALLY needs to get a new casting director. Sarah Michelle Gellar? Really, dude? She hasn’t made a movie worth watching in her entire career. Sean Williams Scott is OK, but seems like a highly illogical choice for a movie of such apparent depth.

    Hopefully Kelly will step his game up (and FIRE THAT EFFING CASTING DIRECTOR) for his next outing.

  17. leogurl1801
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    I only saw the last hour of the movie and at first I was like WTF?! but then I got it. It was a crazy/beautiful movie and Im glad I got DVR because Im going to watch it from the start. The last scene with the Police officer and what the narrator was saying was so sad and moving its weird but I shed a tear. I love movies like this amongst the chaos their is truth to some it might like it makes no sense but you have to have an open mind.

  18. drew_atreides
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    …just got done watching this one on DVD…

    What an astounding piece of work. Normally I despise pretty much every actor involved with this (The SNL crew really scared the *beep* out of me when i first saw them), but i wound up coming out of this with a new-found respect for ALL actors and actresses involved, and an increasing adoration for Richard Kelly. What a brave, ballsy filmmaker.

    Truly a great piece of work. I really hope it finds an audience somewhere down the road, cause this one deserves some cult-love.

  19. thewade6162
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    I understood it for the most part, but a die hard fan of this movie should come here and basically summarize the whole movie for me so I can put the rest of the puzzle together

  20. imsosmrt123
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    right after the scene where Boxer and Kysta have the conversation with Bobby Frost and Mandy Moore’s character, and their whole group. The song has lyrics like "embrace the past"

    In the most delicious way….

    -Arrested Development

  21. hi224
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    he was so tragic, i felt for him indeed.

  22. dirt4621
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    I watched this again last night and loved it even more than the first time I saw it. I reviewed it for my blog and I had a lot to say:

    http://thatwasjunk.blogspot.com/2010/03/107-southland-tales.html

    http://thatwasjunk.blogspot.com/

  23. choihyesung
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    saw cause SMG was in it but man it was like… okay?

    SMG FTW!

  24. hi224
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    like its very dramatic indeed.

    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm267163904/tt0405336

  25. imsosmrt123
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    Anyone know if Richard Kelly’s commentary on the blu ray is worth listening to?

    In the most delicious way….

    -Arrested Development

  26. hi224
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    why use tender at the end though?.

  27. sgraf_x
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    Just wondering if anyone knows.

    There is NO Gene for the Human Spirit.

  28. andyviana162
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    i didnt like the movie. maybe im too dumb to understand it so im not necessarily blaming the movie.

    the thing i do like, though, is that there is no crazy arguing or trolls on these boards. first time ive ever seen this. so many people have differing opinions but i havent read one insult of someones intelligence on here yet. this is the most tame boards for a movie that ive ever seen. why cant every movies discussions be like this?

    anyone who gets on imdb often knows what im talking about.

    Is this your homework Larry?

  29. hannahp1
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    The acting in this movie was pretty bad starting with Gellar and ending with The Rock. This movie should have stayed shelved instead of releasing. It was supposed to be a satire on the war on terror-part of it-which was cringe worthy. Also something about time dimensions and the balance of the earth.

    You wont care-miss at all costs!

    2 out of 10.

  30. Anonymous
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  31. Anonymous
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  32. makdaddymidd
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    I just caught the last hour of southland on sky tv and it’s completely different to the region 2 dvd copy. Does anybody know if it’s the cannes cut and if they’re showing it does that mean there’s a dvd directors cut somewhere in the pipeline?

  33. hi224
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    like the characters or plot too?/.

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