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A nostalgic look at the colourful last few weeks of Joan Vollmer (Courtney Love), wife of 'beat' writer William S Burroughs, set primarily in Mexico City in 1951, where Joan contemplates leaving her husband while he pursues his homosexual urges; and where she is 'accidentally' shot in the head by him after a tragic WilliamTell parlour trick goes horribly wrong. Kiefer Sutherland plays Burroughs and Ron Livingston is friend and poet, Allen Ginsberg.

Year: 2000
Genre: Queer Cinema, True Stories, High Times, Counterculture
Country: USA
Director: Gary Walkow
Starring: Courtney Love, Kiefer Sutherland, Norman Reedus, Ron Livingston, Kyle Secor
Duration: 80 Minutes
Rating: M
5.6/10
Location in store: Cult

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