In the Electric Mist

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Direct to Video/DVD Release:
March 3, 2009

Previously Announced Release Dates:
Spring, 2009

Production Companies:
Little Bear
Image Entertainment

Tommy Lee Jones, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Sarsgaard

Director: Bertrand Tavernier

Screenwriter: Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Thriller, Drama
About the film:
New Iberia Lt. Dave Robicheaux is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni-back in his home parish as co - producer of Hollywood director Michael Goldman's Civil War film - when sizzled/psychic movie - star Elrod Sykes, pulled over for drunk driving, starts babbling about a corpse he found in the Atchafalaya Swamp - the corpse of a black man Dave had seen murdered 35 years before. Convinced that Baby Feet is the key to both the old murder and the horrific new serial killings of prostitutes, Dave goes outside the law to nail him over the protests of locals getting fat off Hollywood - and- mob money – provoking stunning new outbursts of violence, getting suspended after a shootout leaves still another prostitute dead, and finding himself holding hushed conversations with the specter of a Confederate general whom Sykes had already met deep in the bayou. Dave’s visions of the Confederate dead bring a Faulknerian resonance to the miasmal guilt and self-doubt that enrich all his encounters with evil.

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  • In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead - The Novel

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