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USA: Samuel Goldwyn Films
UK: Universal Pictures International (UK)
Cast: Sarah Michelle Geller, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Seann William Scott, Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore, Miranda Richardson, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Smith, Todd Berger, Wallace Shawn, Beth Grant, Wood Harris
Director: Richard Kelly
Countries: Germany / USA / France
USA & UK: 144 mins
USA Rated: R for language, violence, sexual material and some drug content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, violence and sex references
USA Release Date: 16 November 2007 (Limited Release)
USA Release Date: 14 November 2007 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 7 December 2007 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 31 March 2008
The highly anticipated follow up feature to cult favourite DONNIE DARKO, SOUTHLAND TALES has been completely reworked by writer/director Richard Kelly since its debut as an unfinished feature at the Cannes International Film Festival and is now presented with a shorter running time, new narration and new visual effects. The film stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Geller, Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore and Miranda Richardson.
Los Angeles, 2008: The city stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. SOUTHLAND TALES is an epic story narrated by Iraq veteran Private Pilot Abilene (Justin Timberlake) and is set over the course of three days centred in Los Angeles, that culminate in an apocalyptic 4th July climax. Together with Abilene (Timberlake), the large ensemble cast of characters includes Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson), an action star stricken with amnesia, Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar), an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Roland Taverner (Seann William Scott), a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Similar to Kelly's groundbreaking, unconventional debut feature, SOUTHLAND TALES is a multilayered vision which defies categorization. A visceral experience, with stunning production values, special effects and a heavy nod to pop culture, the film is part dark comedy, part sci-fi, part thriller, part fairy tale, and even part musical and it is the singular vision of one man. Richard Kelly comments, "what is it all about in the end? I think it's about where our country is going, our current dilemma when you're talking about alternative fuel, terrorism, our civil liberties being taken away from us, and the potential effects of environmental degradation on human behaviour, neurological responses, global warming. You know, there's a lot going on here."
Extras: USIdent TV - Survielling the Southland (The Making of Southland Tales)
Audio: English 5.1