Foxcatcher

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Synopsis

“When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help to form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont’s majestic world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval. Though initially supportive, du Pont’s mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Soon du Pont’s erratic behavior and cruel psychological game-play begin to erode the athlete’s already shaky self-esteem. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence both he and Mark lack, knowing that these are things even his money cannot buy. Fueled by du Pont’s increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.” (Koch Media) Theatrical release Germany: 29th January 2015

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OT: Foxcatcher, 2014
Country: USA
Production: Annapurna Pictures L.A.
Cast: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Anthony Michael Hall, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave
Format: DCP / Coulour
Length: 130 min.
Language: English
World Sales (US): Sony Pictures Classics
Distribution Germany: Koch Media, distributed by Studio Canal, hooman.afshari@studiocanal.de
Festivals: Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, Vancouver, Cinefest Sudbury, Mill Valley, New York, London, Hamptons etc.
Awards: Cannes Best Director, International Cinephile Society Awards etc.

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