VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

99 HOMES

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99 HOMES

Ramin Bahrani
USA, 2014
Fiction, 112min, OF

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99 HOMES

Ramin Bahrani
USA, 2014
Fiction, 112min, OF

Actors: 
Andrew Garfield
Dennis Nash
Michael Shannon
Rick Carver
Laura Dern
Lynn
Noah Lomax
Connor
Screenplay: 
Ramin Bahrani
Amir Naderi
Bahareh Azimi
Sound: 
Odin Benitez
Camera: 
Bobby Bukowski
Editor: 
Ramin Bahrani
Composer: 
Antony Partos
Matteo Zingales
Decoration: 
Alex Di Gerlando
Costume: 
Meghan Kasperlik

Production: 
Noruz Films
World Sales: 
Hyde Park International
Format: 
DCP
Color

Dennis Nash is a single father who shares a bungalow in Orlando, Florida with his mother and son. Shortly before the recession hit, he sunk his savings into equipment for his construction firm, but now that no one needs his services, he can’t keep up his sub-prime mortgage repayments. One afternoon, there’s a knock on his door from the all-too-appropriately named Carver, accompanied by two burly men from the sheriff’s office. Carver calmly informs Nash that the bank now owns his house, and that he and his mother have a couple of minutes to grab some belongings and leave the property for good. After a grim night in one of Florida’s worst motel rooms, Nash resolves to buy the house back, and he agrees to do some odd jobs for the very man who threw him out of it.
Stand aside, Gordon Gekko, because now he has a successor for the credit-crunch era: Rick Carver is a granite-hearted real estate wheelerdealer who views life as a game of Monopoly: “They build homes. I own homes.” (Nicholas Barber)