The Funeral The Addiction

  |  Buy to Own: 30/06/2003
  |  174 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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An Abel Ferrera/Christopher Walken double bill. 'The Funeral' is a violent revenge drama. At the funeral of 22-year-old Mafioso Johnny Tempo (Vincent Gallo), his brothers Ray (Walken) and Chez (Chris Penn) vow revenge on his suspected killer - rival gang leader Gaspar Spoglia (Benicio Del Toro). Family head Ray sets out to prove Spoglia's guilt, whilst the emotionally disturbed Chez recalls his relationship with Johnny. Whilst in 'The Addiction' New York philosophy student Kathleen Conklin (Lili Taylor) is attacked one night by a woman (Annabella Sciorra) who sucks blood from her neck. Kathleen is repulsed to find herself transformed into a vampire, unable to stand bright daylight and forced to take blood from a down-and-out through a syringe. She gradually comes to terms with her new state, however, with the help of vampire guru Peina (Walken), and her altered perspective on life leads to her taking a fresh interest in her philosophy classes. As her bloodlust increases she turns her friend Jean and then her professor into vampires also.