Three cops tackle an unsolved crime at a L.A. coffee shop. Lieutenant Exley is out to avenge his murdered father. The ex-partner of Officer White, involved in a scandal rooted out by Exley, was one of the victims. Meanwhile, Sergeant Vincennes feeds classified information to a tabloid magnate.
Harking back to murder mysteries of old, when the genre teemed with archetypes, atmosphere, and serpentine stories, L.A. Confidential is to noirs what Unforgiven is to westerns. A modern classic brimming with fiery performances and guided by the assured style of the late Curtis Hanson.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy