American Pastoral USA 2016 | 108 min | OV with german s.t. | Colour | FF 2016
rated for 0 + yearsAmerica in the post-war boom: Seymour Levov (Ewan McGregor) is a perfect citizen with a perfect life: a one-time sports legend at his high school in Newark, he's now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former Miss Jersey (Jennifer Connelly) and father to the enchanting Merry (Dakota Fanning). Together, they live in a beautiful house in rural Old Rimrock. An idyll. But contemporary upheavals -- the student revolts, race riots and anti-Vietnam War protests at the end of the 1960s -- don't spare Levov and his picture-book family and in their wake Merry joins a militant group. She is accused of involvement in a terrorist attack and disappears without trace. A nightmare begins for Seymour and Dawn, a nightmare reflecting the tragedy of a whole nation.
Ewan McGregor's debut film as director is a tense, star-studded portrait of America in the Nixon era, in which everything is questioned: the social order, personal happiness, moral integrity on an individual and a national basis, and the promise of eternal growth and prosperity. A generational drama based on the 1997 novel by Philipp Roth which won a Pulitzer Prize.
Orig. Title: American Pastoral
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Director: Ewan McGregor
Screenplay: John Romano nach dem gleichnamigen Pulitzer-Preis gekrönten Roman von Philip Roth
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Adubal, Molly Parker, David Strathairn, Rupert Evans
Producer: Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Andre Lamal
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Camera: Martin Ruhe
Set Designer: Daniel B. Clancy
Cutter: Melissa Kent
Printsource: TOBIS Film GmbH
German Distributor: Splendid Film GmbH
World Sales: Lakeshore Entertainment
Production: Lakeshore Entertainment
contact: Andreas Arnhold, Splendid Film: firstname.lastname@example.org