City of Ghosts Poster

Release Date: April 25th, 2003

DVD Release Date: October 28th, 2003

R|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Waiting for the heat to cool from a failed U.S. insurance scam, Jimmy (Matt Dillon) grows restless in Bangkok. When he hears rumors that his partner and mentor Marvin has surfaced in Cambodia, he sets off to get his promised cut. What he finds there is a mysterious and hostile environment where even the most polished criminal can end up on deadly ground. The further Jimmy gets in his search for Marvin, the deeper he plunges himself into a predicament from which he may not return.

Cast: Matt Dillon, James Caan, Natascha McElhone, Gérard Depardieu, Sereyvuth Kem, Stellan Skarsgård, Rose Byrne, Shawn Andrews

Director: Matt Dillon

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Sud-Est Productions, Kintop Pictures, United Artists, Living Films, Mainline Pictures Inc., Banyan Tree, Eternity Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Between the Caan and Dillon characters there are atmosphere, desperation and romance, and, at the end, something approaching true pathos. show more

  • An exotic throwback to the kind of movies that John Huston used to make, where on-the-lam expatriates, tubby guys with tinny accents, and sinister locals convene in a ramshackle but seductive foreign burg -- and corruption, conflict and come-ons from a sultry female or two ensue. show more

  • Entertaining when it's really lurid, and Gerard Depardieu is something to behold as the proprietor of a broken-down hotel. He's a spectacular ruin in his own right.

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