Domino (2005, USA/FRA) C-127m. SCOPE *** D: Tony Scott. Starring Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Rizwan Abbasi, Delroy Lindo, Mo'Nique, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Macy Gray, Dabney Coleman, Lucy Liu, Jacqueline Bisset, Dale Dickey, Christopher Walken, Mena Suvari, Tom Waits. Flashy, Tarantino-style thriller about real-life bounty hunter Domino Harvey (Knightley), daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, whose unusual childhood made her a rebel and ultimately brought her to become a professional bounty hunter, usually working in a team with Rourke and Ramirez. In flashbacks she tells the story of a $100 million robbery and her involvement in it. Stylish, video-clip style editing camouflage that there is very little plot and character development, but film's cult appeal makes it enjoyable. In fact, it seems to take its inspiration from earlier cult films like PULP FICTION, NATURAL BORN KILLERS or the Tony Scott-directed TRUE ROMANCE. The real Domino died of an accidental overdose just months before film's premiere. Scripted by Richard Kelly (DONNIE DARKO).

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