With Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, and the voice of Peter Boretski

Directed by David Cronenberg

Controversial Beat generation writer William Burroughs’ book of the same title has been deemed “un-filmable”. Those making that claim obviously don’t know David Cronenberg! In his hands the abstract tale of an addicted exterminator entering an African port known as Interzone (becoming a secret agent), does not seem so outlandish. Furthermore, he made the genius move of incorporating biographical facts and happenings from Burroughs’ life, blending it into the surreal story where sexual bugs, living typewriter agents and Mugwumps (secreting hallucinogenic liquid) co-exist. Strange, bizarre, and amazing both in its visually and narrative - another great addition to the totally unique repertoire of Canada’s most incredible director.

6 / A
- Paul Blom

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5 - Blistering
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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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