• Publication date: November 3, 2013

Dark City

John Murdoch awakes in an unfamiliar hotel room to discover he is wanted for a number of brutal killings, that he cannot recall either committing or not committing. More importantly, almost all of his memories have completely vanished as he becomes the focus of a mad doctor and a sympathetic detective, both for their own different reasons. But on the way to piecing together his identity, Murdoch will discover many secrets about his city; namely the beings which call themselves the Strangers, how the city changes very night, and how to reach the Underworld where the clockwork behind the world as we know it ticks on...

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1998

MBC 2:

August 4, 2014 04:30 (KSA) ~ August 4, 2014 03:30 (CLT)

Considered a cult classic by Alex Proyas with its immaculately -designed sets, cocktail of influences and inspiration, along with its futuristic, conspiratorial storylines, Dark City is a film where the theologies , ideas and even the buildings and skyline literally grapple and fight for dominance to eventually become imprinted on your perception, as a soon-to-be-yellowed picture from your would-be memory. In a world that is constantly changing, or constantly 'tuned' to the benefit of its 'benefactors'.

 John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakes in an unfamiliar hotel room to discover he is wanted for a number of brutal killings, that he cannot recall either committing or not committing. More importantly, almost all of his memories have completely vanished as he becomes the focus of a mad doctor (Kiefer Sutherland) and a sympathetic detective (William Hurt), both for their own different reasons. But on the way to piecing together his identity, Murdoch will discover many secrets about his city; namely the beings which call themselves the Strangers, how the city changes very night, and how to reach the Underworld where the clockwork behind the world as we know it ticks on...

Starring:

  • William Hurt
  • Rufus Sewell
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Richard O'Brien
  • Ian Richardson
  • Bruce Spence

Directed by:  Alex Proyas

Rating:  R for violent images and some sexuality.