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Nomads

Nomads avoids the more obvious ripped-guts devices in favor of dramatic visual scares. Director John McTiernan even has some kind of a love interest in his story without cluttering up the plot with sticky romance or strained eroticism. In fact, everything seems to come naturally in a tale that even has the supernatural ring true.

Nomads avoids the more obvious ripped-guts devices in favor of dramatic visual scares. Director John McTiernan even has some kind of a love interest in his story without cluttering up the plot with sticky romance or strained eroticism. In fact, everything seems to come naturally in a tale that even has the supernatural ring true.

Pierce Brosnan plays French anthropologist Pommier who intends to settle in LA with his wife Niki (Anna-Maria Montecelli), when flesh-and-blood (seemingly) Evil Spirits of nomads he once studied in arctic and desert regions materialize to haunt him. They now look like death-pale punkers.

The acting of Brosnan and Lesley-Anne Down (as a doctor) is the more effective for being restrained. Singer Adam Ant is seen as one of the Nomads.

Nomads

  • Production: Cinema International/Kastner. Director John McTiernan; Producer George Pappas, Cassian Elwes; Screenplay John McTiernan; Camera Steven Ramsey; Editor Michael John Bateman; Music Bill Conti; Art Director Marcia Hinds
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1985. Running time: 92 MIN.
  • With: Lesley-Anne Down Pierce Brosnan Anna-Maria Montecelli Frances Ray Jeannie Elias Alan Alitry
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