Sequoia 1 Sun, Oct 12, 2014 8:30 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:133
Director:Bennett Miller
Producer:Megan Ellison
Jon Kilik
Anthony Bregman
Bennett Miller
Screenwriter:E. Max Frye
Dan Futterman
Cinematographer:Greig Fraser
Editor:Stuart Levy
Conor O'Neill
Jay Cassidy
Cast:Steve Carell
Channing Tatum
Mark Ruffalo
Vanessa Redgrave
Sienna Miller
Anthony Michael Hall
Print Source:Sony Pictures Classics
Note Writer:Richard Peterson


This year at Cannes, the Best Director award went to Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote,) for this hypnotic and multilayered drama based on a true story that is truly “stranger than fiction.” Channing Tatum stars as Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, who is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move onto the family estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. They enlist Mark’s older brother-and fellow gold medalist-Dave (Mark Ruffalo) to head Team Foxcatcher, although Mark is as determined to emerge from his beloved sibling’s shadow as du Pont is to win the respect of his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). This richly atmospheric drama boasts outstanding performances, with evident physical demands on Tatum and Ruffalo, but Carell is a revelation as the eerie aristocrat, his otherworldly manner and sinister cadence providing strong contrast to the blue-collar brothers as he steers the foreboding narrative to its inexorable conclusion.

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Additional Information

BENNETT MILLER (Producer/Director) is an Academy Award® nominated film director best known for his two narrative features, MONEYBALL (2011) and CAPOTE (2005). MONEYBALL chronicles the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball team and its general manager Billy Beane. The film received substantial critical praise, and went on to receive six Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, four Golden Globe® nominations, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations, in addition to nominations from AFI, BAFTA, PGA and WGA. Miller earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Director for CAPOTE, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in his Oscar®-winning performance as Truman Capote during the research of his groundbreaking true crime novel, In Cold Blood. For CAPOTE, Miller also earned a nomination for BAFTA’s David Lean Award for Direction, a Best First Film Award from the New York Film Critics Circle and a Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Feature Directorial Achievement.