Saturday Matinee: Blueberry (aka Renegade)

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“Blueberry” (2004) is an acid western directed by Jan Kounen and based on the graphic novel by Jean Giraud (Moebius) and Jean-Michel Charlier. Unlike most acid westerns, the film has a conventional narrative style, following the journey of Mike Donovan (Vincent Cassel) who, after losing his first love to Blount (Michael Madsen), is adopted by a native tribe and becomes a U.S. Marshall. What makes it an acid western is the final showdown which is a spiritual battle that’s one of the most explicitly psychedelic sequences in a non-experimental narrative film. Blueberry is also notable for its surprisingly international cast, which includes Juliette Lewis, Temuera Morrison, Ernest Borgnine, Djimon Hounsou, Tchéky Karyo, Eddie Izzard and Colm Meaney.

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