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Rutger Hauer goes back to ‘The Future’ at Sundance
By Danny Bowes | Movie Talk – 21 hours ago
Rutger Hauer was cutting a dapper -- if odd -- figure at the Sundance Film
Festival with “Il Futuro” co-star Manuela Martelli. Just a few days before
his 69th birthday, Hauer's dandyish hairstyle, his checkered jacket, and
printed scarf with a razor blade pattern cut a sharp contrast with the lovely
29-year-old Martelli's comparatively demure and nondescript ensemble.
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The Dutch star has entered his third decade of being able to
do and wear
whatever on earth he likes following his iconic performance in 1982’s
groundbreaking “Blade Runner.” Since that and his equally memorable
turn in “The Hitcher,” he has spent his time alternating between lead roles
in arthouse films and cult fare (from the original movie version of “Buffy
The Vampire Slayer” to 2011’s Grindhouse-inspired “Hobo With A
Shotgun”) with supporting roles in more mainstream movies like
Rutger Hauer and Manuela Martelli (Photo: Kristin
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“Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Batman Begins.” Next up, Hauer
will be joining the cast of HBO's “True Blood” for the upcoming sixth
“Il Futuro,” by Chilean filmmaker Alicia Scherson features Hauer as a blind, hermit-like, vaguely Schwarzeneggerian exmovie star who becomes romantically entangled with protagonist Martelli, who spends a healthy portion of the film in the
It’s not the first time Hauer has played a
visually impaired character. In the 1989
cult classic “Blind Fury,” Hauer played a
blind swordsman in a Western homage
to the Japanese “Zatoichi” series. But
where “Blind Fury” was more rooted in
80s B-movie aesthetics, “Il Futuro”
promises to be much artier. Far from
being a prurient excuse to parade
around attractive naked women, the film
is said to be an examination of the male
gaze, with Hauer's blindness sharply
contrasting Martelli’s character, a
Hauer and Martelli in 'Il Futuro' (Photo: Sundance Film Festival)
traumatized young woman who develops
a sensitivity to bright light.
If that sounds like your cup of tea, keep an eye out for “Il Futuro,” and for whatever fascinatingly strange thing Rutger Hauer
will wear to red carpet events for it.
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