Prisoners of the Ghostland
Director: Sion Sono Run Time: 103 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021
Starring: Bill Moseley, Nick Cassavetes, Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Tak Sakaguchi, Takato Yonemoto
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In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor, whose adopted granddaughter Bernice has gone missing. The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman—and his own path to redemption.
“It’s bonkers. It’s brilliant. It’s Nicolas Cage in all his give-no-fucks glory.” – Kristy Puchko, MEL Magazine
“Sono’s first English language feature is a triumph for bizarro cinema.” – Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting