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American Pastoral

OT: American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor // USA, 2016
Fiction Feature // FF2016
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America 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.




American Pastoral

Fiction Feature





108 min

OV with German subtitles

Ewan McGregor

John Romano nach dem gleichnamigen Pulitzer-Preis gekrönten Roman von Philip Roth

Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Adubal, Molly Parker, David Strathairn, Rupert Evans

Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Andre Lamal

Martin Ruhe

Melissa Kent

Alexandre Desplat

Daniel B. Clancy

Splendid Film GmbH

Lakeshore Entertainment

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Andreas Arnhold, Splendid Film: andreas.arnhold@splendid-film.com

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