Special Nicolas Cage

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

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We’re convinced no other actor could have made this protagonist’s descent into oblivion bearable in Mike Figgis’ beautifully melancholic Leaving Las Vegas. Cage is truly brilliant in his Oscar winning turn as a man set on departing this realm doing the only thing he’s still capable of: ingesting copious amounts of liquor. Elisabeth Shue rivals her co-star’s performance as a Sin City streetwalker who takes pity on him. An unflinching yet compassionate and sometimes even humorous look at addiction. English language without subtitles. 


Mike Figgis
Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis
Drama, Romance
111 minuten
Geen ondertiteling


Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

KINO presents: Hero for Hire – The Best of Nicolas Cage

The release of the excellent Dream Scenario will be accompanied by a long overdue Nicolas Cage retrospective in KINO, this March. The prolific actor has achieved a transcendent cult status for his eclectic and often discombobulating performances. With eight films spanning three decades we embark on a cinematic journey traversing from Oscar winning peaks to the darker corners of b-movie greatness that makes up an unparalleled cinema career. Trailer: Baris Azman