Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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A writer with a career in decline arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
American Zoetrope
Inspired by a drunken unresolved dream Coppola claims he had in Istanbul, and clearly invoking Coppola's own grief for his son's death (who died under circumstances similar to Baltimore's daughter), the film's autobiographical cues are not hard to miss, and neither is the fun Coppola is having with the generic conceits of small-town murder mysteries . . .

tags: Feature film

Cast: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Elle Fanning, Joanne Whalley


Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola

Director of Photography: Mihai Malaimare Jr.

Film Editor: Robert Schafer

Composer: Osvaldo Golijov, Dan Deacon

Production Designer: Jimmy DiMarcellis

Costume Design: Marjorie Browers

Sound: Richard Beggs

Producer: Francis Ford Coppola

Production Company: American Zoetrope

World Sales: Pathé Distribution

Distributor: Pandastorm Pictures GmbH

Director: Francis Ford Coppola