Prisoners Of The Ghostland

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in Sept 2021

Sion Sono
Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Teresa Ruiz, Imogen Poots
103 mins, 2020, USA Japan
Primary language

Described by Nicolas Cage as ‘the wildest movie I’ve ever made’, Prisoners of the Ghostland is a high-octane, post-apocalyptic tale of redemption and uprising that marks celebrated Japanese director Sion Sono’s first English-language film.

In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has gone missing. The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman - and his own path to redemption…