Chi-Raq

2015
7.7
Chi-Raq
Poster Chi-Raq

Title: Chi-Raq

Original Title: Chi-Raq

Year: 2015

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: December 02 2016
  • United States: December 04 2015

Plot

Spike Lee presents his new project under the title 'Chi-Raq'. It is a satirical drama with a musical tone based on the classical theater play 'Lysistrata', created by Aristophanes. In the classical play, greek women would try to stop men from fighting in the Peloponnesian War by denying to have sex with them until they stopped the war. Spike Lee adapts this idea to a group of women from Chicago who try to end the violence that reigns the streets of the South of the city. Or the man leave their guns or they won't have more sex with them. Everything started with the accidental death of a baby. Lysistrata, the main character, will have to face her boyfriend, Chi-Raq, in order to stop this senseless violence cycle.

Cast

Director:

Spike Lee Spike Lee

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon

Chi-Raq

Teyonah Parris

Teyonah Parris

Lysistrata

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Miss Helen

John Cusack

John Cusack

Father Mike Corridan

Videos

'Chi-Raq' Trailer 2:26

'Chi-Raq' Trailer

November 19 2016

Photos

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Chi-Raq
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Chi-Raq

Trivia

Tattoos

The tattoos that Nick Cannon has are real. He had them before they started filming.

"Wake up"

"Wake up" is the first line of dialogue in both Spike Lee films 'Do the Right Thing' and 'Chi-Raq'.

Lysistrata

'Chi-Raq' is a modern version of the classical play 'Lysystrata' of Aristophanes.

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