Leaving Las Vegas
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Leaving Las Vegas
United States 1995

Directed by

Richard Lewis
Emily Procter
Ed Lauter
David Kriegel
Paul Quinn
Gordon Michaels
Running time:112 minutes 1
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Sight & Sound January nr. 1 1996

Country:United States

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Hollywood screenwriter and dedicated drunk Ben heads for Las Vegas where the bars are open twenty-four hours a day to drink himself to death. He meets prostitute Sera and she moves in with him. The relation is doomed, Ben doesn't want to stop drinking and Sera doesn't want to quit her job. They split up, but Ben calls her and they have finally make love to each other. The next morning Ben dies while holding Sera.

Books with substantial mentioning of Leaving Las Vegas
Jürgen Müller
Filme der 90er
Köln-London-Madrid-New York-Paris-Tokyo, 2001

Beth A. Fhaner and Christopher P. Scanlon (eds.)
Magill's Cinema Annual 1996, 15th Edition. A Survey of the Films of 1995
Detroit; New York; Toronto; London, 1996
Articles on Leaving Las Vegas
Libby Gelman-Waxner, Animals Behaving Badly, in: Premiere (UK), nr. 40 (May), 1996 pp. 104-105
Mike Figgis, Things are moving very quickly, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 2 (February), 1996 pp. 16-19
Philip Kemp, Leaving Las Vegas, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 1 (January), 1996 pp. 44-45