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Southland Tales (2006)

USA 144m, Colour
Director: Richard Kelly; Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake

southland-talesSouthland Tales is a genre-bending science-fiction political satire that is set in the near future in California after a nuclear attack which wipes out El Paso and Abilene, Texas. Led by a twitchy Dwayne Johnson, and a huge cast of largely comedic actors, Kelly plays out the end of the world in an alternate reality through song and dance numbers, mega-zeppelins, teen horniness, kidnapping, extortion, and fluid karma – a limitless source of energy generated by the ocean.  Bizarre, but hugely entertaining, this film contains elements of Repo Man, Robocop, Brazil, and Donnie Darko (Klaus Ming March 2009).

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