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by Lenny Abrahamson


Frank is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank and his terrifying sidekick, Clara. Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating…and because he wears a giant fake head. After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band members, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. As his influence waxes, creative tensions mount, and the band’s entire raison d'être is called into question.

international title: Frank
original title: Frank
country: United Kingdom, Ireland
sales agent: Protagonist Pictures
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
film run: 95'
release date: GB 02/05/2014, IE 02/05/2014, NL 11/09/2014, IT 30/10/2014, FR 04/02/2014, NL 9/04/2015, DE 27/08/2015
screenplay: Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan
cast: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Domhnall Gleeson, Paul Howard Smith, Hayley Derryberry, Mark Huberman, François Civil
cinematography by: James Mather
film editing: Nathan Nugent
art director: Richard Bullock
costumes designer: Suzie Harman
producer: David Barron, Ed Guiney, Stevie Lee
production: Element Pictures, Film4
backing: British Film Institute, the Irish Film Board, Protagonist Pictures
distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye, KMBO, I Wonder Pictures, Weltkino Filmverleih Gmbh, September Film Distribution

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Sundance Film Festival 2014 

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