Watch Now: THE LIMEY
Recently released from prison, an experienced, hardened Englishman called Wilson goes to Los Angeles to uncover the truth about his daughter Jenny’s death, refusing to believe the official story of her getting into a fatal car crash. In the City of Angels he meets his daughter’s friends, who tell him about a shady record producer his daughter was dating. The producer, Terry Valentine, is heavily involved in the world of drug trafficking and, at the same time while Wilson’s investigating his possible involvement in Jenny’s death, DEA agents are carefully monitoring Valentine’s activities.
Debuting at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, director Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey failed to make a profit at the box office, but its talented cast (Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Fonda, among others), intriguing storyline revealed in an intelligent, non-linear way with ingenious editing by Lost in Translation’s Sarah Flack made sure it was received extremely kindly by the critics. Soderbergh created a stylized, imaginative crime film, and although it’s a shame the film didn’t get the immediate audience it deserved, it’s satisfying to see its reputation age like fine wine. A great picture from a great director.