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Memorable and moving far future picture,
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Salute of the Jugger is a memorable and moving far future picture, set in a desert world that could very well be five hundred years after Mad Max.
Rutger Hauer is the leader of a sports team in the only game that the future world knows, called simply 'the game'. It's like a combination of rugby, roller ball and tag wrestling.
Joan Chen is a village girl whose ambition is to be a Jugger like Hauer, taking the place of the 'Quick' when Hauer's own team mate is injured.
Although Hauer's team play on the surface, the real game is played in the League, underground in the five cities. But Hauer has been exiled both from the League and from the Cities because of a misdemenour in his youth.
The powerful finale is reminiscent of the best sports movies you've ever seen — even better than Mean Machine.
This is an unusual, even unique film, which avoids almost all the cliches of science-fiction and creates its own territory. One to own and treasure.