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A Scanner Darkly [15]

Runtime: 100 mins

Distributor: Park Circus Films

<b>Director: Richard Linklater. <br/> Starring: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson. USA 2006. 100 mins.</b> <br/><br/> Based on legendary science-fiction author Philip K. Dick's own experiences, A SCANNER DARKLY tells the blackly comic but deeply tragic tale of drug use in the modern world. <br/><br/> America's futile war on drugs has become one and the same with its war on terror. Reluctant undercover cop Bob Arctor (Reeves) follows orders to start spying on his drug-addicted friends, Jim (Downey Jr), Ernie (Harrelson), Donna (Ryder) and Charles (Rory Cochrane). When he is directed to step up the surveillance on himself, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode. <br/><br/> A SCANNER DARKLY plays like a graphic novel come to life, with live-action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process. Faithful to his source material, Linklater has succeeded in creating a haunting version of America, seven years from now.

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