Director: Alex Proyas
A world where the night never ends. Where man has no past. And humanity has no future.
A man awakens in a hotel near a dead body, possessing no memory of who he is or how he got there. Pursued by a dogged police detective and hunted by chilling figures known as The Strangers, he must uncover the secrets of his past, and the terrifying truth beneath the city where the sun never shines.
Director Alex Proyas followed up his 1994 cult hit The Crow with 1998’s Dark City, an ambitious science fiction film noir that drew its inspiration from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (MIFF 1982), Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Jeunet & Caro’s The City of Lost Children. Shot in Sydney, the film features an impressive ensemble that includes Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connolly, Kiefer Sutherland and William Hurt.
The Director’s Cut restores 11 minutes of footage, and removes extraneous narration added by the studio. This is a rare chance to see the film Roger Ebert called the best movie of 1998 on the big screen in the way it was intended to be seen.
'If you don’t fall in love with it, you’ve probably never fallen in love with a movie, and never will.' – Washington Post