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Dying of the Light (2014)

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When a devastating illness threatens to end Evan Lake's career in the C.I.A., he goes rogue to hunt down a terrorist who tortured him during a mission gone awry years ago.

Director:

Paul Schrader

Writer:

Paul Schrader (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Evan Lake
Anton Yelchin ... Milton Schultz
Alexander Karim ... Muhammad Banir
Irène Jacob ... Michelle Zubarain
Tomiwa Edun ... Mbui (as Adetomiwa Edun)
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Aasim
Claudius Peters ... Ghedi
Robert G. Slade Robert G. Slade ... James Clifton
Geff Francis Geff Francis ... Dr. Clayborne
Silas Carson ... Dr. Sanjar
Serban Celea ... Dr. Iulian Cornel
Derek Ezenagu Derek Ezenagu ... Dr. Wangari
Sharif Sharbek Sharif Sharbek ... Serban
Tim Silano ... Mike Warner
David Lipper ... Bob Deacon
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Storyline

Veteran CIA agent Evan Lake has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy. Written by Lionsgate

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From the writer of Taxi Driver and the co-writer of Raging Bull See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Bahamas | USA

Language:

English | Romanian | Arabic

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Dying Light See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Third feature film both written and directed by Paul Schrader featuring the word "light" in the title after Light Sleeper (1992) and Light of Day (1987). See more »

Goofs

When the private jet lands in Mombasa, the Customs official stamps Evan's passport with JKIA. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is in Nairobi. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Evan Lake: The CIA has taken some hits. Some deserved. We've been down on the canvas, but we're on our feet again, because we've got no choice, and because our country needs us, and because we've got what? Values!
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Warm Beer
Written by Steve Adamczyk
Performed by Steve Adamczyk
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Scars of War
1 March 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Nicolas Cage has done quite a lot of movies recently. Not all have a certain quality, so considering that, this movie is not that bad. It's improbable and unlikely and a lot of other things too, but when you hear his speech (full of clichés, but nevertheless) almost at the beginning of the movie, you can't help but see the actor shining through. There is still fight left in this "old dog" (no offense to Nic, quite the contrary actually).

Talking about fight, this is about stubbornness and unlikely allies (Yelchin, whose true motives remain unclear to me, other than him being nice ... maybe Cages character reminds him of his dad?), but also about figuring how to let go (or not) of the past. There are some nice touches to this, that can make it worthwhile, but you'll have to decide if this is something you wanna watch (make-up effects are good on Cages face)


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