New Rose Hotel (film)
|New Rose Hotel|
|Directed by||Abel Ferrara|
|Written by||Abel Ferrara|
|Based on||New Rose Hotel by William Gibson|
|Produced by||Edward R. Pressman|
|Edited by||Jim Mol|
|Music by||Schoolly D|
New Rose Hotel is a 1998 American cyberpunk erotic drama film co-written and directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe and Asia Argento. It is based on William Gibson's story of the same name.
Fox (Walken) and X (Dafoe) are corporate extraction specialists, half headhunters, half kidnappers, who specialize in helping R&D scientists relocate from corporations who would rather see them dead than working for their competitors. Fox is obsessed with one Hiroshi (Yoshitaka Amano) a paradigm-shattering super-genius who is currently working for Maas, the corporation (Gibson employs the pre-World War II term zaibatsu) who crippled him. To that end, Fox and X employ Sandii (Argento), a "Shinjuku-girl", or small-time hustler/call girl, to help "persuade" Hiroshi to defect to Hosaka, another zaibatsu to which Fox is somewhat warmer. Fox is responsible for brokering the deal with Hosaka, Sandii for getting Hiroshi to fall in love with her and defect to a Hosaka lab in Marrakech (Fox and X are based in Tokyo, hence their ability to pick up a Shinjuku girl), and X is responsible for teaching Sandii how to make Hiroshi melt. Sandii disappears, Fox is killed, and X retreats to the safest place he knows, the New Rose Hotel, a derelict capsule hotel.
- Christopher Walken as Fox
- Willem Dafoe as X
- Asia Argento as Sandii
- Annabella Sciorra as Madame Rosa
- John Lurie as Distinguished Man
- Kimmy Suzuki as Asian Girl #1
- Miou as Asian Girl #2
- Yoshitaka Amano as Hiroshi
- Gretchen Mol as Hiroshi's Wife
- Ryuichi Sakamoto as Hosaka Executive
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