Strange Days (1995, USA) C-144m. SCOPE *** D: Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott, Vincent D'Onofrio, Glenn Plummer, Brigitte Bako, Richard Edson, William Fichtner, Josef Sommer. Riveting, very well-made futuristic action thriller: In 1999 L.A., ex-cop Fiennes has turned to dealing with so-called Squid, CDs which contain recorded first-person experiences. Now, on the brink of a new milllenium, a politically motivated killing causes street violence and chaos. What's more, a killer is using the device to record his murders. Fiennes looks for help in tough driver Bassett, while his ex-girlfriend Lewis has now joined villain Wincott. Stylish, intriguing sci-fi thriller, from a story by James Cameron. Fiennes is excellent in this BLADE RUNNER (1982) deviate.

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