The film weaves together three narrative threads: Navajo archaic legend about gods locked inside the rocks of the Valley of the Gods; a story of the wealthiest person on earth, Wes Tauros (John Malkovich), who lives hidden away from the world suffering from a personal tragedy; and that of the narrator, John Ecas (Josh Hartnett), who works as a copywriter at Tauros’s company. After a traumatic split from his wife, John starts writing his boss’s biography and accepts an invitation to his mansion. At this time Tauros’s company, which mines uranium ore, buys the Valley of the Gods to bore tunnels through the sacred land. The shattered peace of Navajo ancestors makes the rocks give birth to an avenger.

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Cast And Credits

Director : Lech Majewski
Producer : Angelus Silesius
Screenplay : Lech Majewski
DOP : Lech Majewski, Pawel Tybora
Editor : Eliot Ems, Norbert Rudzik
Cast : Josh Hartnett, Bérénice Marlohe, John Malkovich


Lech Majewski

Lech Majewski is a Polish film and theatre director, writer, poet, and painter. He works as a lecturer at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory in Rotterdam. The first film that Majewski directed on his own was Rycerz / The Knight (1979). He has received numerous film awards, such as the Wielki FeFe Prize awarded at the 9th Fefe Film Festival in Warsaw in recognition of his independent spirit. He won main awards at several film festivals, including the Polish Film Festival Award (Gdynia, 1999) for direction of Wojaczek. The director was also nominated to the Orzeł / Eagle Polish Film Award for his two films: Wojaczek and Angelus.