WHO’S IN IT?
Nicolas Cage (Face/Off), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Linus Roache (Pandaemonium), Bill Duke (Commando), Richard Brake (Batman Begins), Ned Dennehy (Tyrannosaur), Olwen Fouéré (The Survivalist), Sam Louwyck (The Ardennes), Hayley Saywell (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Panos Cosmatos (Beyond The Black Rainbow), director, writer; Aaron Stewart-Ahn (film debut), writer; Nate Bolotin (The Raid 2), David Noah (The Greasy Strangler), Adrian Politowski (The Hot Potato), Josh C. Waller (Camino) and Elijah Wood (Cooties), producers; Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything), composer; Benjamin Loeb (King Cobra), cinematographer; Brett W. Bachman (Raze), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1983, somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains, outsider Red Miller (Cage) leads a peaceful existence with the beautiful and charming Mandy Bloom. However, their life together is destroyed when sadistic cult leader Jeremiah Sand (Roache) instructs his followers to bring him Mandy and to incapacitate Red by desecrating his home. Unfortunately for them, Red soon sets out for bloody vengeance against them…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Fans of Nicolas Cage’s tendencies to go completely off the rails and just flat-out insane in a movie are bound to fall in love with Mandy, which sees him go to places that previous Cage performances haven’t even dared to go previously, and in doing so brings us some of the craziest scenes of his career.