In this present-day story about immorality, your life is what you want it to be. An afternoon brunch with a couple of friends? The best occasion to come on to your friend's wife. Hard sex with your lover? The perfect moment to give voice to your contempt. A drink in a quiet locale? The best opportunity to give an emotional punch to your loved ones. A spin around the supermarket with your partner? The ideal place to dissect your sexual differences. Words are the most powerful weapons. Only the most cunning and pitiless of your friends and neighbors will survive. Welcome to the '90s
Neil LaBute (Detroit, Michigan; 1963) has studied at the Royal Court Theatre in London and has also attended the dramaturgical laboratory at the Sundance Institute. He has written numerous theatrical works including Filthy Talk for Troubled Times, Lepers, Bash, A Gaggle of Saints, Rounder, Sanguinarians & Sycophants and Ravages and has also supervised adaptations of Dracula and Woyzeck. His first film, In the Company of Men, was a notable success at the 1997 edition of the Festival in San Sebastian.
In the Company of Men (Nella società degli uomini, 1997), Your Friends & Neighbors (Amici & vicini, 1998).
Director of photography: Nancy Schreiber.
Costume designer: April Napier.
Art director: Charles Breen.
Sound: Felipe Borrero.
Editor: Joel Plotch.
Cast and characters: Jason Patric (Cary), Aaron Eckhart (Barry), Nastassja Kinski (Cheri), Ben Stiller (Jerry), Amy Brenneman (Mary), Catherine Keener (Terri).
Produttori: Jason Patric, Steve Golin. Produzione e vendita all'estero: Propaganda Films / Fleece Films, 940 N. Mansfield Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA, tel. +1-213-4626400, fax +1-213-4627172.
Italian distribution: Polygram Filmed Entertainment, viale Giulio Cesare 2, 00192 Roma, Italy, tel. +39-6-367101, fax +39-6-36710239.