David Cronenberg tackles violence, human nature, and the treasured American myth of self-reinvention in this masterful psychological thriller, one of the best films of the past decade.

Viggo Mortensen plays a small-town family man who proves shockingly adept at deadly force when two sadistic thugs turn up at his modest diner. His lethal actions suggest a secret past; his wife (Maria Bello) and kids see him with new eyes; and there is unwanted attention from the national media — and from a scar-faced Philadelphia gangster (Ed Harris) with a grudge.

Cronenberg’s most universally-acclaimed film received Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay (Josh Olson) and Best Supporting Actor (William Hurt).

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: USA / Germany / Canada
Runtime: 96 min.
Year: 2005

 

 Double-feature: with EASTERN PROMISES. One ticket for both films!

September 27
7:30 pm (3h)

Aero Theatre

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