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Death and the Compass (1992)

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Budget USD 3,500,000

Running Time
1 hour, 36 minutes

Country USA, Mexico, Japan

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• Death and the Compass

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Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Murder, Futuristic, Detectives, Suspense, Serial Killer, Revenge

Tagline: In a nightmare city inhabited only by criminals and police... a mystic detective finds a tool to catch a villainous outlaw.

Plot: Alex Cox (REPO MAN) directed this stylized adaptation of Jorge Luis Borges labyrinthine detective story about a totalitarian city of the future plagued by a rash of bizarre crimes. Peter Boyle stars as Lonnrot, a decidedly even headed detective prone to philosophizing and Christopher Eccleston is his nemesis, Red Scarlach, whom Lonnrot believes could be behind these ritualistic crimes. Set in a surreal landscape that provokes Lonnrot's philosophical musings and leads him through mystical cabals and conspiracies within conspiracies, DEATH AND THE COMPASS is a remarkable adaptation of Borges' story, and a fascinating, often exhilarating film.

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 Directed by
Alex Cox
Repo Man, Sid and Nancy, Straight to Hell
 Written by
Jorge Luis Borges
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Alex Cox
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Peter Boyle
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Miguel Sandoval
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Christopher Eccleston
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Alex Cox
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Karl Braun
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Ariane Pellicer
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 Music By
Gary Brown
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Pray for Rain
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James Woody
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Pray for Rain
Sid and Nancy, Car 54, Where Are You?, Zandalee

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