A woman unzips a man’s pants and they begin to have active, thrusting intercourse as she stands in front of him in a parking lot, and another man watches (the woman’s bare buttocks are seen as the man lifts her skirt and grabs her butt while asking her sexually explicit questions).
A woman and man kiss passionately and the woman slides her body on top of the man as he lies in bed (sex is implied).
A woman wearing revealing undergarments (a cleavage exposing bra) walks into a room where a man is lying on a bed, seductively places her foot on his crotch, straddles him and attempts to kiss him, but he falls asleep.
A man wakes up a woman lying in bed and they begin to kiss passionately.
Women are seen wearing low-cut, cleavage exposing dresses and tops.
Women are seen in various states of undress, and undergarments visible.
A man and a woman drive by various women dressed in suggestive outfits and making catcalls; they are presumably prostitutes.
A dozen photos of a woman in suggestive poses in various stages of undress are seen.
A man has a woman sit on his lap, makes crude comments about her being a prostitute and requires that she has intercourse with two other men; another man instructs her to clean herself up so that she can have sexual intercourse with the two men.
A man angrily remarks that a man had broken his promise by not ensuring that a woman has sexual intercourse with two men.
A woman is referred to as a “Pros,” meaning prostitute.
A man discusses with another man that a woman has a “client” coming and a man has a heated discussion with a man about a woman being a prostitute.
A man jokes to another man that they will find nude photos of a man’s wife, saying that he had met her at Hooters.
A man and a woman kiss.
A man kisses a woman on the forehead.
A young woman and a young man are seen stumbling out of a building, arms wrapped around one another, and the young man’s hand caressing the woman’s behind.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


As a film writer with personality like Herzog, even when he remakes a classic Hollywood genre film, even if his remake includes personalized actors such as Nicholas Cage, “Bad Lieutenant” is still a Herzog film with his strong personal style.

In fact, the attempt to graft personal style onto genre films has been a successful example in “see the sun again” in 2006. In seeing the sun again, Herzog goes beyond the concept of “Jungle” in Vietnam war films. The jungle is no longer just a set prop that shows the cruelty of war and reflects the absurdity of ideology, but a continuation of the heterogeneous nature that makes Klaus Kinski crazy and becomes a natural prison for besieging people’s body and mind, Echoing Conrad’s heart of darkness. Similarly, “Bad Lieutenant” basically ignores the plot routine centered on traditional detective and police bandit films, but focuses all its attention on the protagonist “Bad Lieutenant” starring cage. If you have seen a series of films in which Herzog and Klaus Kinski cooperate from Akil to land boating, You will find that the “Bad Lieutenant” here is very similar to those crazy Heroes: they can sacrifice everything to achieve a simple belief. They ignore all external rules and create their own rules at the same time. This partly explains why Herzog was interested in Abel Ferrara’s 1992 film of the same name, which has become a classic black film, and insisted on remaking it.

But does the “Bad Lieutenant” in Herzog’s film also have faith and his own rules? of course.

The story begins in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In the prologue of the film, cage jumped into the icy water to save a drug addict trapped in his cell by the flood. For this reason, he was promoted to lieutenant at the cost of serious damage to his spine and had to use drugs to resist pain for the rest of his life. The “Bad Lieutenant” didn’t look bad at first. But soon, the audience witnessed the Lieutenant’s bad deeds in Herzog’s usual plain narration. He took drugs and embezzled the collected drugs. His girlfriend was a drug prostitute. He gave her the drugs embezzled by taking advantage of his power like buying gifts for his girlfriend. He seems to have no professional ethics of the police at all. The most frightening thing was that he caught a young man and woman who had just come out of the entertainment place and confiscated their heroin. In exchange for not arresting them, he had sex with the girl in the street in front of the boy. The main line of the story is that a family of five illegal immigrants from Senegal was exterminated, and the “Bad Lieutenant” was responsible for investigating the case. His investigation methods are also appalling, including threatening a pair of old ladies who are unwilling to cooperate with him with a gun, pulling out the oxygen tube of one of the old ladies with heart failure and throwing it to the murderer gangster “big Fett”, providing the other party’s police with operational information in exchange for drug sharing, and finally forging evidence to arrest “big Fett”. Obviously, the behavior of “Bad Lieutenant” far exceeds the bottom line of professional ethics set for the police in people’s mind, which is his “bad” place. At the same time, the audience had to admire that he was indeed a capable policeman, “there are no prisoners he can’t catch”. When he was isolated by his colleagues due to his excessive arrogance, gambling lost all his income, and offended the underworld leader for his girlfriend, he owed a $50000 debt that must be paid off in two days. When he was temporarily disqualified from the police due to abuse of power and his guns were confiscated, the “Bad Lieutenant” seemed to be really in a desperate situation. However, he always managed to survive by skillfully dealing with different forces. Finally, he not only completed his duties, but also saved himself from danger.

If the audience’s morality is not too conservative, or if he can understand the characters from the black film atmosphere, he will have some recognition for the “Bad Lieutenant” and think he is not so “bad”. Indeed, although the lieutenant in this film drifts away from the edge of morality, ethics and society, he is not a real villain. Of course, he is not a hero in the traditional type of police and bandit films. If he abuses his power, he scrupulously abides by one of the bounden duties of the police: catching criminals. What he completely ignores is means. He is a natural person against “procedural justice”. Recalling the reports on the city of Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in previous years, the media have described the city as hell for crime, black market, robbery and murder. In a hellish City, in a world without God – if so, why should he damage the spine of a person who sacrifices himself to save others? In addition to abiding by the rules set for himself, what external rules can a person abide by? “Bad Lieutenant” is its natural product in a world where everyone protects himself and “everyone fights against everyone”. In addition to abiding by the police’s bounden duty of catching prisoners, another belief that “Bad Lieutenant” has won people’s recognition is that he has silent warmth for his long fragmented family. When he was in trouble, he still helped his father take care of the dog. When he was packing his clothes, he would suddenly stop and look at the previous group photos with his father. He would take his girlfriend back to the cabin where he spent a happy time in his childhood and happily recall the fantasy about pirates and treasures. In the moment of memory, he spent the only happy time in adulthood. When he loses confidence in the world and turns around to put value and sustenance back on the family, it is in line with the character logic, but it is contrary to Herzog’s previous logic. This may be a compromise to the market after he cooperated with Hollywood!

“There will always be real and fantasy free trade in Herzog,” Roger Albert once commented on Herzog. In the Bad Lieutenant, the most striking fantasies should be the crocodiles and lizards in the close-up, and of course, the dead hip-hop show in the eyes of the “Bad Lieutenant” after taking drugs. Apart from the latter, crocodiles and lizards are almost inexplicable in the eyes of ordinary audiences. Also inexplicable is the question asked by the “Bad Lieutenant” at the end of the film: “can fish dream?” I remember Herzog made a film called “the place where the green ants began to dream”, which talked about the conflict between a group of primitive people and modern companies, because the place where the company dug oil was the place where the green ants dreamed in their indigenous beliefs and a sacred place. If we want to find the answer to the question whether fish can dream, we must think like primitive people, and even look at the world with the eyes of lizards and crocodiles. This is a herzo style “Atavism” phenomenon. In the lens imitating the lizard perspective, the behavior of “Bad Lieutenant” and others seems strange and ridiculous. The meaning of “mirror” seems to be: don’t toss! How nice to be a lizard!

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