Terry Gilliam’s adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel unfolds as a delirious road trip across the Nevada desert to the hotels of Las Vegas. Johnny Depp plays journalist Raoul Duke (a stand-in character for Thompson) accompanied by his attorney Dr Gonzo (Benicio del Toro). What begins as a journalistic assignment for Duke to cover a motorcycle race is a fevered experimentation with the creative and mind expanding capabilities of psychoactive drugs.
Screening from DCP. Rights and print source Universal Pictures.
Presented with QAGOMA.
35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 118 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM /SCRIPT: TERRY GILLIAM, TONY GRISONI, TOD DAVIES, ALEX COX / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY HUNTER S. THOMPSON / CINEMATOGRAPHER: NICOLA PECORINI / EDITOR: LESLEY WALKER / PRODUCTION CO: FEAR AND LOATHING LLC, RHINO FILMS, SHARK PRODUCTIONS, SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, UNIVERSAL PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PICTURES
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