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Cult: "Dark City" (1998), a film by Alex Proyas

Posted by Theia - Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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Directed by Alex Proyas, and written by Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer, and Alex Proyas, «Dark City» (also known as "Dark Empire", "Dark World") is a Mystery/Science Fiction/Thriller film, released in the USA on February 27 of 1998 , starring Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien and Ian Richardson.

Storyline:
John Murdoch (Sewell) awakens in a hotel bathtub, suffering from amnesia. He receives a telephone call from Dr. Daniel Schreber (Sutherland), who urges him to flee the hotel from a group of men who are after him. During the telephone conversation, John discovers the corpse of a brutalized, ritualistically murdered woman, along with a bloody knife. Murdoch flees the scene, just as the group of men (known as the Strangers) arrive at the room. Eventually he learns his real name, and finds his wife Emma (Connelly). He is also sought by police inspector Frank Bumstead (Hurt) for a series of murders allegedly committed by Murdoch, who cannot remember killing anybody. While being pursued by the Strangers, Murdoch discovers that he has psychokinetic powers like them, and he uses these powers to escape from them. Murdoch moves about the city, which experiences perpetual night. He sees people become temporarily comatose at midnight, when the Strangers stop time and alter the cityscape, as well [...]

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Kiefer Sutherland as Dr. Daniel P. Schreber in Dark City (1998)
Kiefer Sutherland as Dr. Daniel P. Schreber in Dark City (1998)

Jennifer Connelly as Emma Murdoch-Anna in Dark City (1998)
Jennifer Connelly as Emma Murdoch-Anna in Dark City (1998)

Rufus Sewell as John Murdoch in Dark City (1998)
Rufus Sewell as John Murdoch in Dark City (1998)

Rufus Sewell as John Murdoch in Dark City (1998)
Rufus Sewell as John Murdoch in Dark City (1998)

Dark City
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Rufus Sewell as John Murdoch in Dark City (1998)
Rufus Sewell as John Murdoch in Dark City (1998)

Rufus Sewell as John Murdoch in Dark City (1998)
Rufus Sewell as John Murdoch in Dark City (1998)

William Hurt as Inspector Frank Bumstead in Dark City (1998)
William Hurt as Inspector Frank Bumstead in Dark City (1998)

Kiefer Sutherland as Dr. Daniel P. Schreber in Dark City (1998)
Kiefer Sutherland as Dr. Daniel P. Schreber in Dark City (1998)

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