Directed by Jonas Åkerlund

Flashback to REQUIEM FOR A DREAM in the feature début of Åkerlund, director of Madonna’s Ray of Light video. SPUN equally employs startling visuals and jagged editing to illustrate the life of ‘tweakers’ (crystal-meth addicts). In a bleached-out outpost of L.A., a gang of tweakers jitter from one disaster to another, surrounded by filth and sexual depravity. Into this speed-freaky fraternity enters college dropout Ross, hired as chaffeur for The Cook (Rourke in a bravura comeback). Like REQUIEM, SPUN features an ideal indie cast and gallows humour in its graphic puke-and-all portrait. Note: Not for the faint-hearted.

101 minutes

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