Oliver Stone’s SAVAGES as Opening Film05. August 2012
The Zurich Film Festival will open th 8th edition with Oliver Stone’s SAVAGES on the evening of Thursday, September 20th. A Universal Pictures release, SAVAGES is a ferocious thriller featuring an all-star ensemble cast that includes Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demián Bichir.
SAVAGES follows entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL, running a lucrative, homegrown industry – raising some of the best weed ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demand that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the cartel, Elena and her enforcer, Lado underestimate the unbreakable bond of the three friends, Ben and Chon – with the reluctant assistance of a dirty DEA agent – wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
Oliver Stone is no stranger to the Zurich Film Festival. This will be his third trip to the festival, where he has been the recipient of the Golden Icon Award and screened several of his films.