Surveillance 2008

Surveillance is an independent thriller set in the Santa Fe desert directed by Jennifer Lynch and starring Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Michael Ironside, and French Stewart. The film premiered out of competition and at a midnight slot at 2008 Cannes Film Festival. It is Jennifer Lynch’s second feature film after a 15 year break following her debut Boxing Helena.

Plot: Two FBI agents, Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman), arrive at a local police station in the Santa Fe desert to investigate a series of murders. They interrogate three eyewitnesses: Police officer Jack Bennet, the meth-addict Bobby, and Stephanie, an eight-year-old girl, whose family was murdered by two figures dressed in jumpsuits and latex masks. As the story is advanced, it is clear that Bennet and his partner are corrupt cops, who enjoy shooting out tires of passing cars, then playing nasty games with the driver and passengers. The meth-addict and her boyfriend saw another druggie OD, and robbed him of all the drugs they could carry. Stephanie’s family are victims of the corrupt cops. As the stepfather is changing tires, a van slams into them, killing the druggie’s boyfriend and the stepdad. The murderers in the mask are behind this, and orchestrate for one cop to shoot his partner, thinking he’s the villain.




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