FREE FIRE

by Ben Wheatley
FREE FIRE

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 2016

Length: 90'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Boston, 1970s. In an abandoned warehouse, an African-American gang is about to sell thirty assault rifles to an IRA-affiliated group. Justine, a tough woman, arranged the deal, while the tacky man known as Ord poses as the intermediary. Everything seems to go smoothly, until the negotiations turns into an open gun fight. Considering the people involved and the number of weapons at their disposal, the consequences are bound to be terrible. [mp]

Director

Ben Wheatley

Ben  Wheatley

Ben Wheatley (Billericay, UK, 1972) made his debut as a television director, and then directed his multi-award-winning feature, Down Terrace, in 2009. He then directed the thriller Kill List (2011) and then devoted himself to the black comedy with Sightseers. In 2014 he directed two episodes of the eighth series of Dr. Who, a show he has been a fan of since childhood.

Filmography:
Down Terrace (2009), Kill List (2011), Sightseers (Killer in viaggio, 2012), A Field in England (I disertori - A Field in England, 2013), High Rise (High Rise - La rivolta, 2015), Free Fire (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Ben Wheatley
sceneggiatura, montaggio/screenplay, film editing
Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley
fotografia/cinematography
Laurie Rose
scenografia/production design
Paki Smith
costumi/costume design
Emma Fryer
musica/music
Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury
suono/sound
Martin Pavey
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Sharlto Copley (Vernon), Armie Hammer (Ord), Brie Larson (Justine), Cillian Murphy (Chris), Jack Reynor (Harry), Babou Ceesay (Martin), Enzo Cilenti (Bernie), Sam Riley (Stevo), Michael Smiley (Frank), Noah Taylor (Gordon)
produttore/producer
Andy Starke
produzione/production
Rook Films
distribuzione/distribution
Movies Inspired


contatti/contacts
Movies Inspired
Stefano Jacono
stefano.jacono@moviesinspired.com

Director statement

“Everyone has this massive baggage of ideas about themselves and very rarely do we get tested. You might think you are a great hero then find out what a terrible coward you are. Or you thought you were nice and you’re quite nasty and mean. It’s interesting to see those characters, their whole lives reduced down to very tiny actions. Like should I crawl over here or what if I went up those stairs or what if I get to a telephone? That was the thing I was thinking of: micro decisions leading to terrible consequences.” 

Synopsis Learn more

Boston, 1970s. In an abandoned warehouse, an African-American gang is about to sell thirty assault rifles to an IRA-affiliated group. Justine, a tough woman, arranged the deal, while the tacky man known as Ord poses as the intermediary. Everything seems to go smoothly, until the negotiations turns into an open gun fight. Considering the people involved and the number of weapons at their disposal, the consequences are bound to be terrible. [mp]

Director All about direction

Ben Wheatley

Ben  Wheatley

Ben Wheatley (Billericay, UK, 1972) made his debut as a television director, and then directed his multi-award-winning feature, Down Terrace, in 2009. He then directed the thriller Kill List (2011) and then devoted himself to the black comedy with Sightseers. In 2014 he directed two episodes of the eighth series of Dr. Who, a show he has been a fan of since childhood.

Filmography:
Down Terrace (2009), Kill List (2011), Sightseers (Killer in viaggio, 2012), A Field in England (I disertori - A Field in England, 2013), High Rise (High Rise - La rivolta, 2015), Free Fire (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Ben Wheatley
sceneggiatura, montaggio/screenplay, film editing
Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley
fotografia/cinematography
Laurie Rose
scenografia/production design
Paki Smith
costumi/costume design
Emma Fryer
musica/music
Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury
suono/sound
Martin Pavey
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Sharlto Copley (Vernon), Armie Hammer (Ord), Brie Larson (Justine), Cillian Murphy (Chris), Jack Reynor (Harry), Babou Ceesay (Martin), Enzo Cilenti (Bernie), Sam Riley (Stevo), Michael Smiley (Frank), Noah Taylor (Gordon)
produttore/producer
Andy Starke
produzione/production
Rook Films
distribuzione/distribution
Movies Inspired


contatti/contacts
Movies Inspired
Stefano Jacono
stefano.jacono@moviesinspired.com

Director statement Read more

“Everyone has this massive baggage of ideas about themselves and very rarely do we get tested. You might think you are a great hero then find out what a terrible coward you are. Or you thought you were nice and you’re quite nasty and mean. It’s interesting to see those characters, their whole lives reduced down to very tiny actions. Like should I crawl over here or what if I went up those stairs or what if I get to a telephone? That was the thing I was thinking of: micro decisions leading to terrible consequences.”