Dangerous Game

Directed By: Abel Ferrara Starring: Harvey Keitel

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A new york film director, working on his latest movie in los angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.


Studio MGM
SKU 40707712
UPC 027616921857
UPC 14 00027616921857
Format DVD
Release Date 3/20/2007
Rating UR
Stage Play
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Editors Note
Note Director Abel Ferrara followed up the triumph of BAD LIEUTENANT with this quasi-autobiographical film. Harvey Keitel stars as Eddie Israel, a director whose current project, MOTHER OF MIRRORS, seems parallel his own life (which in turn parallels Ferrara's). The film-within-a-film stars Sarah Jennings (Madonna) and Francis Burns (James Russo) as a married couple whose shared life of cocaine, booze, and group sex has come to an end now that she has renounced her past in favor of God. Drinking heavily and snorting coke to get into his role, Francis finds the violent behavior of his character is taking over his reality, as he starts abusing Sarah off the set as well as on. Eddie meanwhile starts his own affair with Sarah, leading to confrontation with his wife (played by Nancy Ferrara, Abel's real-life wife) and his own moral dissolution. Shot on a variety of film stocks, this search for spiritual redemption--drenched in violence, drugs, and sex--makes for a heavy viewing experience. Regardless of opinion about the film itself, there is no denying the sheer bravery of this unflinching mirror of Ferrara's own life and art.
Plot Summary
Summary In Abel Ferrara's DANGEROUS GAME, an eccentric director explores the moral limits of his actors' souls, with psychological repercussions that cannot be contained on the movie set.
New York Times "...Has a fury that goes well beyond the story at hand..." 11/19/1993 p.C14
Sight and Sound "...Undoubtedly powerful..." 06/01/1994 p.45
Los Angeles Times "...It's a film of no-holds-barred language, passion and rage....Keitel is the ideal Ferrara star; his control, volcanic emotions and endless capacity for expressiveness and revelation matching up with those very qualities in Ferrara himself..." 03/18/1994 p.F10
Abel Ferrara
Harvey Keitel
Cast & Crew
James Russo - Star
Harvey Keitel - Star
Nancy Ferrara - Star
Madonna - Star
Victor Argo - Star
Abel Ferrara - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 1008147D
UPC 00027616921857
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Product Attributes
Actor Keitel,Harvey
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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