26.9. - 5.10.2019

Whatever Works USA 2009 | 92 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Woody Allen

Woody Allen, born in 1935, director, writer, comedian, actor. Has written and directed more than 50 films. His films include“Annie Hall” (1977), “Zelig” (1983), “Crimes and Misdemeanour” (1990), “Mighty Aphrodite” (1995) and “Vicky Christina Barcelona” (2008).

rated for 0 + years
After five touristy years, Woody Allen is finally telling another of his typical New York stories. It centres on the eccentric quantum physician Boris Yellnikof (Larry David), who is bemoaning his life. He was almost awarded the Nobel Prize, his wife has left him, and now he teaches children to play chess. When the young runaway Melody (Evan Rachel Wood) moves in with him, his life is turned upside down. Especially when her parents (Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley Jr.) show up from the deep South… A warm-hearted comedy, critical of America and full of the fulminant, sweeping blows that are so characteristic of Woody Allen.
Orig. Title: Whatever Works
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Agenda 09
Director: Woody Allen
Screenplay: Woody Allen
Cast: Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood
Producer: Letty Aronson,Stephen Tenenbaum
Sprachfassung: OV
Camera: Harris Savides, A.S.C.
Set Designer: Santo Loquasto
Cutter: Alisa Lepselter
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany GmbH
World Sales: Wild Bunch, 99 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 53 01 50 20, Fax: +33 1 53 01 50 49, email:,
Production: Sony Picturers Classics


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