Los Angeles, 2019. Under perpetual rain against a black sky, detective Rick Deckard hunts down replicants. The android labourers, who are indistinguishable from humans, are banned on Earth. They are superior to humans both physically and mentally, but they have only a short lifespan. Changing that is the goal of a group of replicants allied with Roy Batty , who leaves a trail of blood behind after a visit to his “creator”. On the hunt, Deckard enlists the help of Rachel – a beautiful model of a new, highly-developed replicant series, with whom he inevitably falls in love ... Blade Runner set a new trend in sci-fi, and not just because of the dystopian production design of a tattered, ghetto-like cityscape and the electronic sensory overload. The references to film noir had a lasting effect on the genre. They ranged from Deckard’s love for a femme fatale to his trench coat, as well as the final showdown in the Bradbury Building, which was also used as a location for the 1951 US remake of Fritz Lang’s M. With its low-key atmosphere lighting and expressionist lighting effects, Blade Runner was a forerunner of sci-fi’s “neo noir”.
by Ridley Scott
with Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James
USA 1982/2007 English 117’ Colour Rating R16

With

  • Harrison Ford
  • Rutger Hauer
  • Sean Young
  • Edward James Olmos
  • M. Emmet Walsh
  • Daryl Hannah
  • William Sanderson
  • Brion James

Crew

Director Ridley Scott
Screenplay Hampton Fancher, David Peoples adapted from the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep“ (1968) by Philip K. Dick
Cinematography Jordan Cronenweth
Editing Terry Rawlings, Marsha Nakashima
Music Vangelis
Sound Bud Alper
Production Design Lawrence G. Paull
Special Effects Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, David Dryer
Costumes Charles Knode, Michael Kaplan
Make-Up Marvin G. Westmore
Producer Michael Deeley

Produced by

The Ladd Company/Sir Run Run Shaw

Additional information

DCP: Warner Bros. Pictures Germany, Hamburg

Ridley Scott

Filmography

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017