The End of Violence

Synopsis: Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener's family for a while. At the same time, surveillance expert Ray Bering is looking for what happens in the city, but it is not clear what he wants. The police investigation for Max's disappearance is led by detective Doc Block, who falls in love with actress Cat who is playing in ongoing Max's production.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Wim Wenders
Production: MGM
  1 win & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.6
Rotten Tomatoes:
29%
R
Year:
1997
122 min
17 Views


Define "violence".

- What?

- Okay, everyone,

I need you to step back.

Step back. Violence. Define it.

I don't know.

Violence?

You're making a movie about it.

Shouldn't you know what it is?

Maybe we should

just get ready.

I'm ready.

All right, silence.

We're going in 20,

here we go.

Try and define it.

Fifteen,

okay, bring it in now.

In my line of work,

if you don't know what

something really is... ten, nine,

instead of what it looks like,

eight, seven,

you don't mess with it,

six, five,

or you could get yourself

killed. Four, three,

hold your places, everyone.

That's good. Two, one.

And cut!

Way to go!

Beautiful. I think we've got it. No, no.

We got a problem down here.

Oh, boy.

Get the paramedics down here

immediately. You're okay.

We have an accident.

Hold on.

Something about that day

reminded me of when I was a kid.

We lived by the sea.

A tiny town.

Lots of fishing boats.

One movie theater.

My brother fished.

I watched movies.

They got me wondering what

we'd do if we were ever attacked.

We suddenly seemed so vulnerable to

killer sharks, nuclear submarines,

an alien invasion.

The enemy

could come from anywhere.

The land, the water, the sky,

the chinese.

Couldn't trust

any of 'em anymore.

Yeah, Brian. Mike, I've

gone through the whole thing.

There's absolutely

nothing you can do.

You're telling me you

couldn't find one loophole?

- I went over it all night.

- Who wrote that contract, Brian?

Look, I can

call Tokyo for you.

No.

Okay.

Guess I've been kinda edgy

ever since.

Looking over my shoulder.

Always ready

for that sudden attack.

- Claire, go ahead.

- Welcome back. How was your flight?

Oshima called from Tokyo. She said the

three million won't be in the account...

till Friday noon,

our time.

The studio said they are only

releasing the video in June.

You can sue them.

Brian doesn't think you'll win.

Yeah, I know he doesn't.

Listen, I don't want you to take

any more of Briars fucking calls!

Tell them I gotta talk to

them myself. It's urgent.

Seeds of violence

got through the night shoot,

but there was an accident

with one of the stunts.

- Cat, the stuntwoman for daisy, got hurt

in the explosion. - How is she?

She cut her face and got

banged up, but she's fine.

Did we get the shot?

Yeah, it looks great.

- Great.

- On the other picture there was a problem.

- The company was actually evacuated.

- Uh, Claire?

- Yeah?

- I gotta put you on hold.

Okay.

Yeah?

I'm leaving...

where are you going?

You.

What?

I'm leaving you.

Honey.

I can't get your attention

anymore.

I'm not sure I want it.

Where you gonna go?

Guatemala.

- What?

- I was thinking about Guatemala.

Guatemala? You have a

yearning for squalor?

Life.

I have a yearning for life.

Real life.

Christ, not again.

Paige, look, uh,

I'm coming upstairs.

I'm coming in a minute. I've

been waiting for this call.

Yeah?

I've got Hiyawa on the line.

All right. Put me through.

It's early morning there.

Look,

my highly overpaid lawyers are confident

we can win this on three counts.

How can this be possible? I have

to check with our New York lawyers.

Be my guest.

This will take time.

You have all day.

You'll hear from us.

I look forward to it.

Go ahead, Claire.

Six is here. He wants to know whether

you're gonna use his title track for violence.

Yo, Mike. What's up,

baby? How's that view?

Look, man,

you know my shit is phat.

It's hot, man. So you gonna be

using it or you gonna be losing it?

Go ahead and show me the Dailies

and you can put the song on over it.

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Nicholas Klein was an American labor union advocate, and attorney who is best known for his speech to the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in 1918. more…

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