Arizona Dream (1993)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

USA/France, 1993.  Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Constellation, Hachette Première, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Union Générale Cinématographique.  Story by , Emir Kusturica, Screenplay by David Atkins.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Johnny Depp plays a naturalist’s assistant in New York who is summoned home to Arizona to attend the funeral of a close relative. When he gets there he is suckered into running the family’s used-car business and meets two of the most oddly unhappy women in the world: a miserable rich woman (Faye Dunaway) and her off-kilter daughter () with whom he has a romance. Director Emir Kusturica is so intent on making an impressively oddball film that he completely alienates his audience, and by the end you’re left not caring a whit about any of the characters.

Berlin Film Festival:  Special Jury Prize

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