Joe proti vulkanu

Joe proti vulkanu, 1990
komedija
Joe Versus the Volcano, ZDA, 102 min Imdb ocena: 5.8 Žanr: komedija, romantični Igrajo: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack Režija: John Patrick Shanley Avtorji: John Patrick Shanley Jezik: angleški
Joe proti vulkanu - Joe Versus the Volcano

Slovenski opis filma:

Joe Banks izve, da je hudo bolan in da ima pred seboj le še nekaj mesecev življenja. V službi, ki jo sovraži, da odpoved, kmalu zatem pa mu premožni poslovnež Graynamore ponudi, da bi kratek čas živel kot kralj, potem pa umrl kot pravi mož. Graynamore je namreč lastnik otoka, bogatega z redkim mineralom. Na njem živijo domačini, ki potrebujejo človeško žrtev za svoj vulkan. Če bo že umrl, zakaj ne bi tega storil tako, da bi skočil v živi vulkan, ga prepričuje. Joe sprejme njegovo ponudbo in na poti na otok spozna Graynamorjevi hčerki Angelico in Patricio. Joe se zaljubi v ljubko Patricio, a obljuba je obljuba in jo mora izpolniti. Vulkan že čaka nanj.

Originalni opis filma:

Joe versus the Volcano is a fable which opens with somewhat surrealistic scenes of the dehumanization of Joe Bank's job and work environment (at a company whose product rather literally screws people) with imagery that seems to have been inspired by the classic film Metropolis. Joe is diagnosed with an incurable disease, quits his dehumanizing job, and accepts an offer to briefly "live like a king, die like a man" - but to fulfill his agreement he must willingly jump into a live volcano on the island of Waponi Woo in order to appease the volcano god. En route to the island, Joe meets a series of interesting characters in NYC and LA, then boards a yacht, captained by Patricia Graynamore. During the voyage Joe and Patricia survive disaster, fall in love, and finally arrive at the island where they face their destiny.