Filmfest 2014

A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary backwoods South in this adaptation of Larry Brown's novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core.
Hard-living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble – until he meets Gary who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector. Gary has truly had nothing in life – he's never even spent a day at school – yet something drives him to take care of his family, to keep his sister safe when his father turns monstrous, to hang onto hope of a better future. Joe and Gary forge an unlikely bond, one that will irrevocably change them both.

tags: Friendship, Violence, Feature film

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Adriene Mishler


Screenplay: Gary Hawkins, Original von/by: Larry Brown

Director of Photography: Tim Orr

Film Editor: Colin Patton

Composer: Jeff McIlwain, David Wingo

Production Designer: Helen Britten

Costume Design: Karen Malecki, Jill Newell

Sound: Shayna Brown, Christof Gebert

Producer: David Gordon Green

Production Company: Worldview Entertainment

Co-Producer: Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng, Christopher Woodrow

World Sales: WestEnd Films

Distributor: Koch Media Deutschland GmbH

Director: David Gordon Green