The Descendants
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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A sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while he wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. It was nominated five times at the 2012 Academy Awards: Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay (which it won).
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Please note:  On June 26 at 7:30 PM this film (115 Min.) will be screened during the event  Gala: Alexander Payne.

Filmmakers Live with director Alexander Payne

tags: Relationship, Family, Comedy, Feature film

Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Patricia Hastie


Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Mat Faxon, Jim Rash

Original Material: Kaui Hart Hemmings

Director of Photography: Phedon Papamichael

Film Editor: Kevin Tent

Composer: Dondi Bastone, Eugene Kulikov

Production Designer: Jane Ann Stewart

Costume Design: Wendy Chuck

Sound: José Antonio García

Producer: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

Production Company: Ad Hominem Enterprises Production

Co-Producer: George Parra

Co-Production Company: Dune Entertainment

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH

Director: Alexander Payne