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Nick Cave's Film Hits Theaters


Music icon Nick Cave's film, The Proposition, is being slowly rolled out to various theaters throughout May. Written by Cave and directed by John Hilcoat, the film features performances by Guy Pearce (Momento), Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast), Danny Huston (The Constant Gardener), John Hurt (Elephant Man) and Emily Watson (Breaking The Waves). So what kind of film comes from the mind of Nick Cave? Here is the film's synopsis:

Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) is a renegade living in Australia's lawless frontier who, along with his two brothers, is wanted for a grisly murder. After being captured by local law enforcer Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone), he is presented with an impossible proposition: the only way to save his younger brother Mikey (Richard Wilson) from the gallows is to track down and kill his psychotic older brother Arthur (Danny Huston), who Stanley believes to be the ringleader in the violence. Meanwhile, Captain Stanley has other problems with which to contend. Having given up their comfortable life in England, he is desperate to shield his luminous wife Martha (Emily Watson) from the brutalities of their new surroundings. However, his attempts at "civilizing" the lawless emigres and renegade Aborigines only makes matters worse. An uneasy sense of foreboding grows as events close in and each character faces a punishing moral dilemma that leads inexorably to a devastating climax.

Something tells me this is gonna be a good one. The soundtrack from the film was done by Nick Cave as well, which is out now on Mute. The film has already debuted at NYC's Angelika Film Center as well as LA's The Nu Art. Here are the remaining release dates so far:

05.19.06
Chicago, IL - Music Box Theater

05.26.06
Atlanta, GA - Midtown
Boston, MA - Kendall Square
Dallas, TX - The Magnolia
Houston, TX - The Angelika
Minneapolis, MN - The Lagoon
Philadelphia, PA - The Ritz
Portland, OR - Regal Fox
San Diego, CA - The Ken
San Francisco, CA - The Lumiere

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Nick Cave's Film Hits Theaters