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Dirt, filth, drugs, sin and sheer, amoral chaos: The film title «Bad Lieutenant» says it all. Both in Werner Herzog , who shows a manic Nicolas Cage in “ Bad Lieutenant – Cop without conscience ” from 2009 , as well as in his inspiration “ Bad Lieutenant ” from 1992. Directed by the provocative director Abel Ferrara , it features a seedy Harvey Keitel as See law enforcement with a broken moral compass. The feverish, dingy film screened at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival and has been dividing opinion ever since :
Opinions range from «disgusting trash» to «brilliant masterpiece» . Those who wanted to get an impression for themselves had to be satisfied with discs from the second-hand market, since the last home cinema edition is out of print. But something is happening now: Today “Bad Lieutenant” will be released again on DVD and Blu-ray.
» «Bad Lieutenant» on Blu-ray at Amazon *
» «Bad Lieutenant» on DVD at Amazon *
In the case of «Bad Lieutenant», the new DVD and Blu-ray edition even represents a real home cinema comeback , because the film, which Ferrara says was made under the influence of massive drugs, cannot currently be streamed legally anywhere in Germany. So this is where physical media supporters have their last laugh.
«Bad Lieutenant»: Denial and Redemption
The focus of «Bad Lieutenant» is a New York police officer who roams through life in torment and is plagued by addictions: illegal gambling, sex and drugs are his sole purpose in life, and he is constantly rumbling about whether all of this fulfills him or not continues to torment. For somewhere deep within him slumbers a religious soul. Maybe that’s why a current criminal case is so close to him: A nun was raped. A large sum of money beckons as a reward for finding the culprit. But maybe the greatest reward would be simply to feel valuable again through good work?!
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