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THE DROP

THE DROP
by Michaël R. Roskam
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Duration: 107'


Bob works as a bartender in his cousin Marv’s bar, which is used by Brooklyn’s gangsters to launder money. Even though he knows what’s going on, he tries to stay out of the illicit business as much as possible. He goes to mass on Sundays, but he refrains from receiving communion. His life starts to change after he finds a pitbull puppy barely alive: Bob asks his neighbor Nadia for help, but the dog belongs to her ex, a violent guy not at all inclined to talk things over. Meanwhile, the bar is robbed and the bartender finally opens his eyes on what’s actually going on inside the establishment, the extent of their criminal activities, and who the people he thought he knew really are. 

Biography

film director

Michaël R. Roskam

Michaël R. Roskam (Belgium) attended the Academy of fine arts in Brussels, and the Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam where he graduated in 2005. After several jobs as a journalist and as a copywriter, since 2002 he wrote and shot short films, such as Carlo, which won the audience award at Leuven International Short Film Festival. He made his feature film debut with Bullhead, nominated for the Academy Award for best foreign language film in 2011. He received the Magritte Award for best screenplay and the André Cavens Award to honor the best Belgian film of the year.

FILMOGRAFIA

Haun (cm, 2002), Carlo (cm, 2004), The One Thing to Do (cm 2005), Today Is Friday (cm, 2007), Rundskop (Bullhead, 2011), The Drop (Chi è senza colpa, 2014).

Declaration

film director

“This is the first time I have directed a film from a script I didn’t write [the original author is the writer Denis Lehane, Ed]. One of the things that drove my decision was that I wished I had written it. I knew it was the story for me. It was extremely well-written and plot-driven, but with the kind of complex character development that appeals to me.”

Cast

& Credits

regia/director
Michaël R. Roskam
soggetto/story
dal racconto/from the short story Animal Rescue di/by Dennis Lehane
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Dennis Lehane
fotografia/cinematography
Nicolas Karakatsanis
montaggio/film editing
Christopher Tellefsen
scenografia/production design
Thérèse DePrez
costumi/costume design
David Robinson
musica/music
Marco Beltrami
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Tom Hardy (Bob), Noomi Rapace (Nadia), James Gandolfini (il cugino/cousin Marv), Matthias Schoenaerts (Eric Deeds), John Ortiz (detective Torres), Elizabeth Rodriguez (detective Romsey), Michael Aronov (Chovka), Morgan Spector (Andre)
produttori/producers
Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
produzione/production
Chernin Entertainment
distribuzione/distribution
Fox Searchlight
contatti/contacts
20th Century Fox Italy
Tel: +39 06 881 759 655
paolo.penza@fox.com
www.20thfox.it
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