Jude 'fishes' for organs in film
Published 18/04/2010 | 05:07
Jude Law has told how he got to "fish" around inside prosthetic bodies while working on his new thriller Repo Men.
The actor stars with Forest Whitaker in the film, which is set in a world where humans have extended their lives through the use of expensive artificial organs, but where Repo Men are sent to repossess the organs if bills aren't paid.
Jude said: "On various occasions, we had whole bodies that I was allowed to cut into, with working inner organs that I fished around for, wounds that I sealed and weird joints that were able to come out and go back into small knees, hips, hearts, livers, kidneys... all sorts."
The film is extremely violent, but Jude insisted it was necessary.
He said: "I think the graphic nature of the violence is really quite important.
"I was very impressed that Miguel [Sapochnik, the film's director] saw it through and delivered and that the violence is as shocking as it is.
"These people have this terrible job and they go about it like they're changing tyres on a car you know? They take it for granted and they joke about it and they make bets with one another and yet they're cutting people apart and I think the audience is meant to be shocked and horrified by it because as a society we're getting a little used to watching violence and not really being that moved or upset. You then end up watching the news and not being terribly moved or upset by that either."
:: Repo Men opens in cinemas nationwide on April 16.