Pioner Cinema » The Neon Demon
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  • Thriller
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  • 2016
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  • 118 min.
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  • France, Denmark, USA
  • director: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • cast: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves
  • language: English audio with Russian subtitles
  • restrictions: 18+

The young Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves out of her podunk hometown to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming a model. She rents a cheap room in a dubious motel and agrees to a photo session with the first photographer she meets. Soon she begins to attract the attention of agents who have grown tired of the stereotypical look of California models. Jesse’s quick rise can’t help but attract the jealousy of her competitors, and her friendship with the stylist-turned-mortician Ruby (Jena Malone) doesn’t bode well.

A new film by Nicolas Winding Refn (director of “Valhalla” and “Drive”) that caused an uproar at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A frightening fairy tale about the Los Angeles fashion world, which is turned into a two-hour-long surrealist performance by the glitz, flashes, neon lights, and Cliff Martinez’s music – reminiscent either of a David Lynch movie “or a very sick version of a Calvin Klein commercial,” according to Variety.


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