Plot & Details
Based on Harold Robbins' bestseller, The Adventurers stars Yugoslav heartthrob Bekim Fehmiu as Porfirio Rubirosa clone Dax Xenos. Having suffered mightily as a child in a fictional South American country due to the political activities of his parents, Xenos grows up to become a sleazy, sexually manipulative playboy. He romances middle-aged widow Olivia de Havilland, then dumps her after he's run through her fortune. He then takes up with heiress Candice Bergen, who bears his child. When the kid is killed and Xenos turns his back on her, Bergen finds solace in lesbianism. All the while, Xenos is fomenting revolutions aimed at toppling the Trujillo-like despot (Alan Badel) responsible for the death of his father. The Adventurers received a lot of magazine coverage due to a poolside nude scene and the "guess who this is supposed to be?" nature of the cast of characters. But it failed to establish Bekim Fehmiu as an international star.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 171min.
- DVD Release Date: 07/12/2005
- Director(s): Lewis Gilbert
- Starring: Bekim Fehmiu , Charles Aznavour , Alan Badel , Candice Bergen , Thommy Berggren
- Themes: Totalitarian States,Age Disparity Romance,Fighting the System
- Tone: Lavish,Sexy,Tense
- Keywords: corruption, killing, molestation, playboy, witness, decadence, gigolo, lesbianism, life-choices, murder, revenge
- Language: English