The story is about Terence McDonagh, a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
Director Werner Herzog and star actor Nicolas Cage described a typical day on the set:
“We had prop cocaine. Nicolas would sniff it, and I would ask him to shift positions,” Herzog recently recalled. “From the moment I would ask him to move, he would be acting erratic. All of a sudden, I had the feeling: For God’s sake, has he taken cocaine?”Cage darkened at the memory of Herzog’s on-set interrogation. “I would be psyching myself up, using my imagination to believe I was really blasted on coke,” Cage said. “I take this little vial of saccharine-type stuff, and I would snort it and try to build that fourth wall around myself, get all agitated so I could believe I was this crazy cop who was high. And Werner would say to me, ‘Nicolas, what is in that vial?’ I’d be like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding!’ ”
BONUS: Eva Mendez plays the drug-addicted prostitute girlfriend of Nicolas Cage.
If Filmdrunk "wholeheartedly recommends" this movie and tells us that it is probably Cage's best performance of his career then it MUST be good.
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