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BLOOD TIES

by Guillaume Canet

synopsis

New York, 1974. Fifty year-old Chris has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Waiting for him reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon, who’d raised them alone, seems strangely to prefer Chris - this, despite all his troubles. Yet blood ties are the ones that bind. Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance; he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica. But Chris’ past quickly catches up to him, and his descent back into a life of crime becomes inevitable. For Frank, this descent proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother’s latest transgressions, he banishes him from his life. But it’s already too late; the brothers’ destiny will keep bounded, forever...

international title: Blood Ties
original title: Blood Ties
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Guillaume Canet
film run: 144'
release date: NO 23/08/2013, FR 30/10/2013, NL 31/10/2013, DK 20/02/2014, ES 22/05/2015
screenplay: Guillaume Canet, James Gray
cast: Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, James Caan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Lili Taylor
cinematography by: Christophe Offenstein
film editing: Hervé de Luze
art director: Ford Wheeler
costumes designer: Michael Clancy
producer: Alain Attal, John Lesher, Hugo Sélignac, Christopher Woodrow
production: Les Productions du Trésor
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, Pa-Dora d.o.o., Fivia d.o.o., Lumière, Vercine

main awards/selection

Cannes 2013 Out of competition
cinando

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