Panos Cosmatos, son of the director of Rambo 2 and Cobra and living proof that body counts are a family matter, offers Nicolas Cage a role worthy of his extravagance. The actor plays a persecuted lumberjack who vents his anger on a gang of bikers and members of a sect.
In Mandy, everything is excessive, from the interplay of the actors and the desaturated psychedelic photography to the music of Johann Johannsson. The film is a tribute to the zaniest of present-day actors, and a radical work that pulls out all the stops. By drawing on its dreamlike dimension, while continually detouring to a splatter B movie, Cosmatos has made a singular and intriguing film.
Country: Belgium, USA
Version: English, subtitled in French
Cast & Credits
Director: Panos Cosmatos
Producers: Adrian Politowski, Martin Metz, Nate Bolotin
Scenario: Panos Cosmatos, Aaron Stewart-Ahn
Cinematography: Benjamin Loeb
Editor: Brett W. Bachman
Music: Johann Johannsson
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache