A horse-drawn wagon crossing Nebraska’s wilderness. The woman pulling the reins is a kind-hearted spinster by the name of Mary Bee Cuddy. She is accompanying three women driven insane from the harsh life on the frontier. Their final destination is a church in Iowa, where the wife of a local reverend is waiting to take care of them. An old drifter, who claims to be called George Briggs, escorts them along the dangerous journey to pay off his debt to Mary Bee. The four hundred miles that separate this motley crew from civilization are filled with unexpected twists, blood, and strong emotions.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones (San Saba, TX, USA, 1946) started working as a TV actor, then in the 1980s he moved on to cinema, acting in major features like JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991), The Fugitive (Andrew Davis, 1993), for which he won the Oscar for best supporting actor, and Natural Born Killers (1994). Over the years, he had worked with several of the most important American filmmakers: William Friedkin (Rules of Engagement, 2000; The Hunted, 2003), Clint Eastwood (Space Cowboys, 2000), Robert Altman (A Prairie Home Companion, 2006), the Coen brothers (No Country for Old Men, 2007) and Steven Spielberg (Lincoln, 2012). He made his directorial debut in 2005 with the TV movie The Good Old Boys, followed by The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), presented in Cannes in the competition section, like The Homesman, and another TV movie The Sunset Limited (2011).
The Good Old Boys (tv, 1995), The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Le tre sepolture, 2005), The Sunset Limited (tv, 2011), The Homesman (id., 2014).
“I don’t know how the term ‘Western’ is defined. I have the impression over the years that the western is a movie that has horses in it and big hats and that takes place in the 19th century usually on the west side of the Mississippi river. I’ve even read critics who are bold enough to call a science fiction movie a Western. It’s a term that people use so often that I don’t think it has much meaning anymore”
Tommy Lee Jones
dall’omonimo romanzo di/from the novel of the same title by Glendon Swarthout
Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley Oliver
Roberto Silvi, Lawrence Madaras
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Tommy Lee Jones (George Briggs), Hilary Swank (Mary Bee Cuddy), David Dencik (Thor Svedsen), William Fichtner (Vester Belknap), Grace Gummer (Arabella Sours), John Lithgow (il reverendo/reverend Alfred Dowd), Blake Nelson (Freighter Tim), Miranda Otto (Theoline Belknap), Jesse Plemons (Garn Sours), Sonja Richter (Gro Svendsen), James Spader (Aloysius Duffy), Hailee Steinfeld (Tabitha Hutchinson), Meryl Streep (Altha Carter)
Peter Briant, Brian Kennedy, Luc Besson
The Javelina Film Company, Ithaca Films