Perdita Durango


2h 6m 1997

Brief Synopsis

The blackly humorous story of Perdita and Romeo, two wild lovers who travel to Mexico and kidnap a wealthy American couple. Setting out for Los Angeles with a package of illegal goods, the renegades are both robbers and seducers, with charm so overwhelming that their so-called victims don't want to

Film Details

Also Known As
Dance With the Devil
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Canal Plus Spain; E Films; Sogepaq S.A.; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Filmladen Gmbh; Haskolabio; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Le Studio Canal Plus; Metrodome Distribution; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; Paradise Films; SF Studios; Sogepaq S.A.; StudioCanal; Trimark Pictures; Videocine; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Mexico; Arizona, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Synopsis

The blackly humorous story of Perdita and Romeo, two wild lovers who travel to Mexico and kidnap a wealthy American couple. Setting out for Los Angeles with a package of illegal goods, the renegades are both robbers and seducers, with charm so overwhelming that their so-called victims don't want to leave.

Crew

Laura Aleman

Location Manager

Beatriz Anda

Script Supervisor

Nicole Arbusto

Casting (Usa)

Jose Luis Arrizabalaga

Production Designer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music ("Menuet Aus Der Flotensonate D-Dur Bmw 1033")

Pablo Barbachano

Executive Producer

Claudia Becker

Casting (Mexico)

Andrew Bernard

Art Director

Simon Boswell

Music

Fernando Bovaira

Executive Producer

Helen Britten

Set Decorator

Mark Brooks

Assistant Director

Julian Bucio

Stunt Coordinator

Jack Burns

Special Effects Technician

Lisa Button

Additional Dialogue Supervisor

Carlos Cabeceran

Camera/Steadicam Operator

Sammy Cahn

Song ("Vera Cruz")

Johnny Cash

Song

Johnny Cash

Song Performer ("I Walk The Line")

Claudio Contreras

Set Decorator

Manuel Cora

Mixer

Sonny Curtis

Song ("Love Is All Around Us")

Terry Davies

Original Music

Jini Dayaneni

Visual Effects Producer

Salvador De La Fuente

Direct Sound

-lex De La Iglesia

Screenwriter

Pilar De La Vega

Sound Library

Joy Dickson

Casting (Usa)

Jose Luis Escolar

Production Manager

Jose Luis Escolar

Assistant Director

Maria Estela Fernandez

Costume Designer

Nela Fernandez

Assistant Director

Teresa Font

Editor

Geoff Foster

Recording/Mixing Engineer

Enrique Franco

Song ("La Jaula De Oro")

Hugo Friedhofer

Song ("Vera Cruz")

Barry Gifford

Source Material (From Novel)

Barry Gifford

Screenwriter

Ray Gillon

Mixer

Andres Vicente Gomez

Producer

Marco Gomez

Production Associate/Supervisor

Lili Gonzalez

Production Coordinator

Liz Graham

Script Supervisor

Adrian Grunberg

Assistant Director

Ron Grunden

Special Effects Technician

Jorge Guerricaechevarrfa

Screenwriter

Mercedes Guillot

Makeup Supervisor

Rhonda Hyde

Script Supervisor (Las Vegas)

Jerry King

Special Effects Foreman

Margarita Kramer

Publicist (Lola Films/Madrid)

Flavio M Labiano

Director Of Photography

Charlie Lazaro

Assistant Director

Jorge Lerner

Sound Effects Recorder

Dan Lester

Special Effects Supervisor

Anthony Longman

Digital Artist

Mario Lopez

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Maggie Mancuso

Location Manager (Las Vegas)

Oscar Marine

Graphic Design

Jose Miguel Martinez

Sound Library

Glen Matlock

Song Performer ("Something For Nothing")

Glen Matlock

Song

Anne Mccaffrey

Unit Production Manager

Josefina Mendoza

Hair Stylist

Chucho Merchan

Percussion Solos

Richard Miller

Songs ("Camel Walk" "Soul City")

Miguel Necoechea

Executive Producer

Donna Nitti

Production Coordinator

Pablo Nunez

Other

Jaime Ortiz

Wardrobe Supervisor

Marcelino Pacheco

Special Effects Technician

Salvador Parra

Art Director

Julio Cesar Preciado

Song ("De Sinaloa A California")

Shannon Preece

Visual Effects Coordinator

Juan Carlos Prieto

Direct Sound

Jose Quetglas

Makeup Supervisor

Mario Quintero Lara

Songs ("El Cartel De A Kilo" "El Puno De Polvo")

Glenn Ralston

Costume Designer

R Rhodes

Song ("Pazzo Kids")

Jorge Rodriguez Inclan

Sound Effects

Max J. Rosenberg

Executive Producer

Dave Sanders

Stunt Coordinator

Tim Sasson

Supervisor

Joe Self

Special Effects Technician

Ana Solares

Art Director

Sandra Solares

Unit Production Manager

Tod Swindell

Location Manager

Oliver Tarney

Sound Special Effects (London)

Santiago Thevenet

Sound Editor

Juan Tomicic

'Perdita Durango' Titles (Daiquiri Digital Features)

David Trueba

Screenwriter

April Walker

Digital Artist

Julius Wechter

Song ("Spanish Flea")

Mark West-wright

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jim Wheelock

Visual Effects Supervisor

Douglas Wilson

Other

Ruth Zermeno

Wardrobe Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Dance With the Devil
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Canal Plus Spain; E Films; Sogepaq S.A.; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Filmladen Gmbh; Haskolabio; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Le Studio Canal Plus; Metrodome Distribution; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; Paradise Films; SF Studios; Sogepaq S.A.; StudioCanal; Trimark Pictures; Videocine; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Mexico; Arizona, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of People's Award for Best Actor (Javier Bardem) at the 1997 European Film Awards.

Winner of two 1997 Goya Awards, including Best Line Production.

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States on Video November 30, 1999

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States Winter January 1, 2000

Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival July 30 - August 9, 1998.

Shown at MIFED '97 in Milan, Italy October 19-24, 1997.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain September 18-27, 1997.

Based upon novelist Barry Gifford's sequel to "Wild at Heart," adapted into the award-winning feature of the same name by David Lynch in 1990.

The character of Perdita Durango previously appeared in David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" and was played by Isabella Rossellini.

Began shooting September 4, 1996.

Completed shooting November 22, 1996.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival July 30 - August 9, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of program "Recent Spanish Cinema" February 26 - March 13, 1999.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 2000

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain September 18-27, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at MIFED '97 in Milan, Italy October 19-24, 1997.)

Released in United States on Video November 30, 1999 (under title "Dance with the Devil".)