International Lens Film Series: Return to Paradise
4/9/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Myrna Wooders, Professor of Economics
USA (1998) Dir: Joseph Ruben
A thriller that traps its characters in an exquisite dilemma involving life and death. Three Americans meet in Malaysia and fool around on the beach enjoying rum, girls, and hashish. Two return to New York while the third plans to go on for a Greenpeace project. Instead, he’s arrested for possession of the leftover hash and sentenced to death. Poses a moral quandry that has awful consequences no matter what each man chooses to do. Dense, twisty, and smashingly potent. English. Rated R. 111 mins. DVD.