World Panorama - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2010
Oscar® winner Robert De Niro and Oscar® nominee Edward Norton face off in this intense psychological thriller about a convicted arsonist, Gerald Stone Creeson (Norton), pleading his case to be released from prison. Jack Mabry (De Niro), an aging corrections officer takes Stone on as his last assignment. But with one foot out the door and a taste of retirement, Jack's years of stoicism seem to have developed an Achilles heel. Stone's gorgeous wife Lucetta (Milla Jovovich) conspires with her smooth-talking yet menacingly enigmatic hubby, and attempts to seduce Jack in order to expedite her spouse's release. Jack's benign world teeters on a profound turn for the worse. De Niro and Norton are a powerful match and electrify the screen, while director John Curran ("We Don't Live Here Anymore") adeptly paces and intensifies the action with a permeating sense of uneasiness and adept use of the tight screenplay by Angus MacLachlan ("Junebug").
About the Director
Curran was born in Utica, New York and attended Syracuse University. After working as a graphic designer, illustrator, and production designer, he made the short film "Down Rusty Down." He had his feature film debut in 1998 with "Praise," following that up with "We Don't Live Here Anymore" in 2004 and "The Painted Veil" in 2006.
- John Curran
- Angus MacLachlan
- David Mimran, Jordan Schur, Holly Wiersma
- Alexander De Franceschi
- Production Designer
- Tim Grimes
- Executive Producer
- Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Rene Besson
- Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich