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When You're Stange (15)

  • Consumer Advice: Contains strong language and drug references
  • Run time: 1 hour 26 mins
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release date: 2nd July 2010
  • Distributor: The Works UK Distribution

Plot Synopsis

This first feature documentary on The Doors tells the story of one of America’s most "dark and dangerous" bands. Using only original footage shot between 1966 and 1971, director Tom DiCillo presents the band and 1960’s America with the urgency and immediacy of today.

With a narration written by DiCillo and spoken by Johnny Depp, the film opens a window into the band's world of fame, drugs and alcohol but always returns to their fierce commitment to their music. Though Jim Morrison's struggles and excesses guide the film, this is the story of Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore; four musicians whose insistence on artistic freedom and refusal to compromise inspired a generation; and beyond.

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