This project is like a dream come true for a blasé midnight movie fan who, after years of enjoying film curiosities, realizes that the only thing he hasn’t seen is Nicolas Cage in a Sion Sono film. And here it is, a collaboration between the leading eccentric of Japanese cinema and the most expressive American actor, with a result that brings an expectedly peculiar variation on the theme of Escape from New York. A criminal forced to extract a missing girl from the post-apocalyptic Ghostland is to be kept in check by a special explosive-laden outfit (including on his crotch), to protect the lady from any non-chivalrous behavior. It sounds funny, but looks far more serious Prisoners of the Ghostland is the story of a man confronted with his dark side.
Sion Sono was born in 1961 in the Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He is a a poet, performer, painter, but most of all a filmmaker. Sono gained wider acclaim thanks to the Suicide Club and his magnum opus is the four-hour Love Exposure. He has won awards at festivals in Berlin and Karlovy Vary. Sono frequently uses popular genres, the grotesque and touches on taboo subjects. Despite thedirector's extensive oeuvre, Prisoners of the Ghostland is his English-language debut.
2001 Klub samobójców / Jisatsu Circle / Suicide Club
2008 Miłość obnażona / Ai no mukidashi / Love Exposure
2010 Zimna ryba / Tsumetai nettaigyo / Cold Fish
2013 Zabawmy się w piekle / Jigoku de naze warui? / Why Don't You Play in Hell?
2014 Tokyo Tribe
2016 Antyporno / Anchiporuno / Antiporno
2021 Więźniowie Ghostland / Prisoners of the Ghostland