Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, 6-year-old Hushpuppy exists on the brink of orphan-hood. Her mother long gone, and her beloved father Wink a wild man on a perpetual spree, Hushpuppy is left to her own devices on an isolated compound filled with semi-feral animals. She perceives the natural world to be a fragile web of living, breathing, squirting things, in which the entire universe depends on everything fitting together just right. So when a 100 year storm raises the waters around her town, her daddy is suddenly stricken with illness, and fierce pre-historic creatures awaken from their frozen graves to come charging across the planet, Hushpuppy sees the natural order of everything she holds dear collapsing around her. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must survive an unstoppable catastrophe of epic proportions.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper


Screenplay: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin, Original von / by: Lucy Alibar

Director of Photography: Ben Richardson

Film Editor: Crockett Doob, Alfonso Goncalves

Composer: Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin

Costume Design: Stephani Lewis

Producer: Dan Janvey, Michael Gottwald, Josh Penn, Philipp Engelhorn, Michael, Raisler, Paul Mezey

Production Company: Court 13

World Sales: Entertainment One Films

Distributor: MFA+ Filmdistribution e.K.

Director: Benh Zeitlin