30.09. - 09.10.2021

Whiplash USA 2014 | 105 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Damien Chazelle

DAMIEN CHAZELLE (*1985) won two Golden Globe Awards for direction and screenplay for his musical La La Land (2016) and 6 Oscars, including for the Best Direction. In 2015, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his second film Whiplash.

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Andrew (Miles Teller) is a gifted jazz drummer who practises day and night to be among the best in the conservatory he attends in Manhattan. The last thing he will do is end up among the mediocre like his father and his career as a writer. When the charismatic lecturer Terrence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) asks him to join his ensemble, the 19-year old's dream appears to be heading for fulfillment. But Fletcher turns out to be a ruthless despot, who demands everything from his pupils. Soon, Andrew reaches the limits of his ability -- and his health. The drama shines thanks to its two superb leading actors and makes jazz a highly visual experience.
Original title: Whiplash
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Caleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Damien Chazelle
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell
Producer: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak
Director of Photography: Sharon Meir
Music: Justin Hurwitz
Production Design: Melanie Paizis-Jones
Editor: Tom Cross
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH
German Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH
World Sales: Sony Pictures Classics
Production: Bold Films; Right of Way Films; Blumhouse Productions


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