Rutger Hauer in First Full Trailer for Weird Sci-Fi Film 'The Broken Key'

October 2, 2017
Source: YouTube

The Broken Key Trailer

"Is man ready to re-constitute it?" What the heck is this? A full trailer has debuted for a film titled The Broken Key, some sort of weird sci-fi mashup involving historical artifacts and modern technology and all kinds of wacky things. It's set in the near future, at a time when paper has become a rare item, "a luxury possession", and printing is now a crime. The main character is a British scholar of ancient Italian origins, who gets caught up in a series of murders taking him "on the path traced, so many centuries before, by Dante Alighieri and by the painter Hieronymus Bosch." This stars Rutger Hauer, Michael Madsen, Christopher Lambert, Geraldine Chaplin, Franco Nero, William Baldwin, Maria de Medeiros, Kabir Bedi, and Marc Fiorini. This really looks way too weird for my tastes, another film straight from the 90s destined to find its way into VHS bargain bins. How these films are still getting made is beyond me.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Louis Nero's The Broken Key, direct from YouTube:

The Broken Key Movie

In a near future, due to the effects of an uncompromising law on the eco-sustainability of supports, paper has become a rare item, a luxury possession, controlled by the "Big Z": Zimurgh Corporation. The Broken Key is directed by Italian filmmaker Louis Nero, of the films Il mistero di Dante, Rasputin, La rabbia, Hans, and Golem previously. The screenplay is written by Louis Nero in collaboration with Giancarlo Guerreri and As Chianese. The film is set to open in theaters in Italy in November, and hasn't played at any film festivals. The Broken Key still has no official US release set, stay tuned for more. Is anyone interested?

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Interesting. I hope it's wackier than what is displayed in this trailer. Could become easily a cult classic.

tarek on Oct 2, 2017


I believe it is cheap to appeal to Da Vinci Code fans.

oliveitor on Oct 2, 2017


To be honest, this looks way more interesting than this davinci thing

tarek on Oct 2, 2017


I mean it is lesser known, not worse. Greettings.

oliveitor on Oct 4, 2017


Poster is very tv movie, but who knows. I have a good feeling about this weird mish mash.

tarek on Oct 2, 2017


;D I'll keep you informed.

tarek on Oct 2, 2017


Worth for crazy cast. And they're missing Jackie Chan there ...

shiboleth on Oct 2, 2017


Like a lovechild of the Da Vinci Code and Ancient Aliens, it looks like saturday afternoon Syfy Chennel style from the early 2000's. Will probably watch it, just for cheese factor.

Carpola on Oct 4, 2017


This seems like someone's tax write off.

redtie on Oct 6, 2017


I'll watch any movie that stars hauer and lambert

Gay Maddox on Oct 23, 2017

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