"Ulli Lommel's ABSOLUTE EVIL is a film noir full of unexpecetd twists about love, revenge, ghosts, waterboarding and David Carradine, whose reflective performance as a retired gangster, holding court in a
wheelchair next to a fire he keeps burning to chase off the chill of mortality, is a requiem for all the outlaws he played in his memorable career."
- Bill Krohn, Cahiers du Cinema, Paris, France
"I only want that you love me" - is what Carradine's character in ABSOLUTE EVIL seems to be saying to us. It's also the title of a famous Fassbiinder movie. Sushi, torture and love. ABSOLUTE EVIL is all of that, and more."
- Frank Arnold, Tip, Berlin
Southern Texas. Savannah (Carolyn Neff) and Cooper (Rusty Joiner), a young couple in love, drive through the desert in a black 70s Cadillac convertible. Unaware that they are being followed, they check into a motel at the Mexican border. When Savannah leaves to buy food, a cop sneaks into the room, pulls his gun on Cooper, accuses him of murder and tries to arrest him. But Savannah, who had become suspicious, manages to turn the tables: She surprises the cop, ties him up and frees Cooper. But just as the young lovers jump into their car, a stranger steps out of the shadows and kills Cooper at point blank...
Three weeks later. Hollywood, California. In a hotel suite overlooking the Sunset Strip, a man is being waterboarded by a private detective (Ulli Lommel). The information he needs is: "Who killed Babyface?". When the man refuses to cooperate and shows nothing but contempt for his captor, the torture continues.
Layer by layer, the truth about Cooper alias Babyface is revealed. A complex web of murder, revenge, atonement and forgiveness unfolds, culminating in the ultimate question: What is the definition of absolute evil?
The film pits newcomers Carolyn Neff and Rusty Joiner against old timers David “Kill Bill” Carradine (as enigmatic gang leader Raf) and Fassbinder icon Ulli Lommel, who also wrote and directed. “Absolute Evil” was shot in Southern Texas, Venice Beach and Hollywood, California.
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