BBC iPlayer: Sin City (2005)

on Monday, October 25, 2010
Words: Saam Das

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Benicio del Toro, Jessica Alba

SYNOPSIS: "Adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel. A collection of interweaving stories all based in the corrupt, crime infested hell-hole that is Basin City. Heavily influenced by film-noir, the main storylines concern a hulking brute called Marv, who is seeking the murderer of a beautiful woman who was killed while asleep in bed with him, a photographer called Dwight who is callously used and seeks revenge, and a soon-to-be-retiring policeman called Hartigan." (

I'm not sure how much explanation one of the most popular films of the past decade needs. Not very much, I'd surmise. In adapting Frank Miller's graphic novel, Robert Rodriguez delivered a stunning and visually arresting film noir and backed it up with an ensemble cast of suitably high calibre - Rutger Hauer, Elijah Wood and the sadly departed Brittany Murphy being just some of the names on offer. Not only that, its story has propelled 'Sin City' to #100 in the (audience-voted) IMDB Top 250 films of all time. Simply put, a must see.

[WATCH] until 1:09am, Sunday 31 Oct 2010.

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