Frank Miller's Sin City

(USA, 2005, 124 minutes)

Four crime stories set in the fictional, corrupt town of Basin City. Visually striking, fast-paced all-star compendium of violent, “hardboiled” stories from an acclaimed series of graphic novels, taken literally from the comics’ original pages. A breathtaking, brilliant exercise in genre stylism, shot in colour on high-definition digital video with the actors performing against a green screen, then manipulated digitally into creating a high contrast black-and-white image. Only the bar set was actually constructed and all other sets were digitally created and added in post-production. Director Robert Rodriguez resigned his membership from the Directors Guild of America after the organisation threatened to shut down production over the shared directing credit with original comic creator Frank Miller.

Miramax International and Dimension Films present a Troublemaker Studios production. Starring Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Carla Gugino, Josh Hartnett, Rutger Hauer, Jaime King, Michael Madsen, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood. Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with special guest director Quentin Tarantino; produced by Elizabeth Avellán; from Frank Miller's graphic novels "The Customer Is Always Right", "That Yellow Bastard", "The Hard Goodbye" and "The Big Fat Kill"; music by Robert Rodriguez, John Debney and Graeme Revell; director of photography, film editor and visual effects supervisor, Robert Rodriguez; art director, Jeanette Scott; costume supervision, Nina Proctor.


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