30.09. - 09.10.2021

The End of the Tour USA 2015 | 106 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

James Ponsoldt

James Adam Ponsoldt (*1978) became well-known for his films Smashed (2012) and The Spectacular Now (2013). The End of the Tour is based on David Lipsky's memories of his encounter with Foster Wallace, which he wrote up and published after the writer's suicide in 2008.

rated for 0 + years
1996: shortly after the appearance of his new novel Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) sets off on a 5-day promotional tour through the USA. The journalist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) accompanies the writer, who has been celebrated as a genius, in order to write a portrait of him for Rolling Stone. During the journey, an at first hesitant, then gentle relationship develops that could almost be described as a friendship. They laugh a lot together, confess personal weaknesses to each other, talk about films, music and popular culture, with Lipsky recording their conversations. But the content of the tapes is never published. The End of the Tour is a warm road-movie full of humour and quiet melancholy that allows deep insights into the inner workings of a unsettled artistic soul.
Original title: The End of the Tour
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: James Ponsoldt
Screenplay: Donald Margulies
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Mamie Gummer, Mickey Sumner
Producer: David Kanter, Matt Deross, James Dahl, Mark Manuel, Ted O'Neal
Director of Photography: Jakob Ihre
Music: Danny Elfman
Production Design: Gerald Sullivan
Editor: Darrin Navarro
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Sony Pictures
Production: Modern Man Films; Anonymous Content; Kilburn Media
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