After the Fall



Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 12, 2014 2:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:110
Director:Saar Klein
Producer:Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Hans Graffunder
Sarah Green
Screenwriter:Joe Conway
Saar Klein
Cinematographer:Matthias Koenigswieser
Editor:Hank Corwin ACE
Saar Klein
Cast:Wes Bentley
Jason Isaacs
Vinessa Shaw
Haley Bennett
Print Source:Phase 4 Films
Note Writer:Joanne Parsont


On the surface, Bill Scanlin (a sad-eyed Wes Bentley) is living the American dream. A hard-working insurance broker, he is a stand-up guy with a wife and two sons, a big house, and a pool. But in a world where nice guys finish last, Bill’s strict moral code has cost him his job—he’s just not making it hard enough for clients to file claims. Hiding his unemployment from his wife, he grows increasingly desperate as the financial walls start to cave in. Then, almost accidentally, Bill discovers a different, riskier line of work—and he gets good at it. But his wife and new buddy Frank (Jason Isaacs), a cop whose own moral code needs some fine-tuning, begin to suspect something is awry. Director Saar Klein’s gripping, unpredictable feature debut is a powerful clash of conceit and conscience where doing the right thing is not quite as obvious as it seems.

Saar Klein, Wes Bentley and Jason Isaacs will be in attendance for both screenings.

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Additional Information

Saar Klein is a two-time Oscar nominee for his work editing Terrence Malick's THE THIN RED LINE and Cameron Crowe's ALMOST FAMOUS. He also edited Doug Liman's JUMPER, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, FAIR GAME, Malick's THE NEW WORLD and THE TREE OF LIFE, and Oliver Stone's U-TURN. Saar also executive produced David Gordon Green’s critically acclaimed THE UNDERTOW. He has written and directed two short films as well as directed and edited a multitude of award winning commercials. Born in Jerusalem, Saar now lives in Venice Beach, California.