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Bad Lieutenant

by Werner Herzog

Bad Lieutenant Synopsis

In Werner Herzog's highly anticipated new film, Nicolas Cage plays a man as devoted to police work as he is to scoring drugs. A high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective, he ranges over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Adding to his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves (played by Eva Mendes). Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manicly humorous. In this book devoted to the film, renowned photographer Lena Herzog's documentation of the film captures the uniqueness of the director's vision, the set, and the actors. The volume also includes the script, written by Billy Finkelstein, reworked by Herzog.

Bad Lieutenant Press Reviews

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog's latest film about a drug-addicted cop.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780789320131
Publication date: 23rd October 2009
Author: Werner Herzog
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Films, cinema,

About Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is an Academy Award(R)-nominated film director, screenwriter, and actor. His recent acclaimed films include Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn, and Encounters at the End of the World. Lena Herzog's photographs have appeared in major publications, including three monographs. Her worked is collected by museums around the world.

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