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Directed by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

United States 1996 109 mins. In English

The Wachowski’s debut feature foreshadows their interest in the aesthetics and tropes of film noir (which will be a recurrent theme in many of their future films). In it, newly released ex-convict Corky (Gina Gershon) gets a plumbing job where she meets Violet (Jennifer Tilly), and her boyfriend Caesar (Joe Pantoliano) who is a money launderer for the mob. Corky and Violet fall in love and Violet persuades Corky to help her escape Caesar and the mob (with a hefty slice of mob money), in a complicated twist filled plan.

Genres: Crime, Romance, Suspense



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