Synopsis

A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary backwoods of the South in this adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche, Pineapple Express), the film brings Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble – until he meets a kid (Tye Sheridan, Tree of Life, Mud) who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector.

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Director

David Gordon Green
David Gordon Green garnered the Best First Film Award from the New York Film Critics’ Circle and the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival with his directorial debut film George Washington. The film also landed on the annual top 10 lists of Roger Ebert, The New York Times and Time Magazine. Since his debut film, other credits include All the Real Girls, Snow Angels, Pineapple Express, Your Highness and the HBO series Eastbound and Down. For Prince Avalanche, he received the Best Director award at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.

Cast

Nicolas Cage: Joe Ransom Tye Sheridan: Gary Jones


Crew

David Gordon Green: Director / producer Gary Hawkins: Writer

Details

DVD catalogue number: CFW709DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: CFW133BD

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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: David Gordon Green

CAST:
Nicolas Cage: Joe Ransom
Tye Sheridan: Gary Jones
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CREW:
David Gordon Green: Director / producer
Gary Hawkins: Writer
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DURATION: 117 Mins

COUNTRIES: USA

LANGUAGES: English

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  • “A powerful study of masculinity filtered through auburn-hued Americana”

    Ashley Clark, Grolsch Film Works


  • “A superbly realised film”

    David Hughes, Empire


  • “David Gordon Green has pulled something sublime from the midst of a mire”

    Emma Simmonds, The Arts Desk


  • “A powerful slice of Southern Gothic realism”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


  • “A masterwork of threatening melancholy”

    Matt Glasby, Total Film

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