Leaving Las Vegas
Filmfest 2006

Ben Sanderson is a Hollywood screenwriter who has become an alcoholic. After being fired, he takes his severance pay to Las Vegas, where he plans to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera, a streetwise prostitute who responds both to Ben’s wild antics and to his absolute gentleness. What Sera needs most is to be needed, and Ben needs her a lot. Figgis uses his whole bag of tricks... but finally it is the perfectly-conceived relationship between these two wounded people that drew the rave reviews.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis, Steven Weber


Director: Mike Figgis