V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

AUTO FOCUS

V' 02

AUTO FOCUS

Paul Schrader
USA, 2002
Fiction, 107min, OF

AUTO FOCUS

Paul Schrader
USA, 2002
Fiction, 107min, OF

Actors: 
Greg Kinnear
Bob Crane
Willem Dafoe
John Carpenter
Maria Bello
Sigrid Valdis
Rita Wilson
Anne Crane
Ron Leibman
Lenny
Bruce Solomon
Feldman
Michael E. Rodgers
Richard Dawson
Kurt Fuller
Klemperer/ Col. Klink
Christopher Neiman
Robert Clary/LeBeau
Lyle Kanouse
John Banner/ Sgt. Schultz
Ed Begley Jr.
Mel Rosen
Screenplay: 
Michael Gerbosi nach dem Buch «The Murder of Bob Crane» von Robert Graysmith
Sound: 
Mike Baumann
Camera: 
Fred Murphy
Editor: 
Kristina Boden
Composer: 
Angelo Badalamenti
Decoration: 
James Chinlund
Costume: 
Julie Weiss

Production: 
Propaganda Films 941 N. Mansfield Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA T 323 463 9451, F 323 462 7172
World Sales: 
Sony Pictures Classics 550 Madison Avenue, 8th floor New York, NY 10022, USA T 212 833 8500, F 833 79 11
Distribution in Austria: 
Columbia TriStar Laxenburgerstraße 254, 1239 Wien T 1 595 15 15, F 1 595 15 16
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Bob Crane, star of the 60s sitcom Hogans Heroes, was murdered in a Scottsdale, Arizona motel room in 1978. The prime suspect was his best friend John Carpenter no, not that John Carpenter, but a seedy video technician who introduced Crane to a dark world of sex, lies, and videotape. As portrayed in Paul Schraders fascinating Auto Focus, adapted from Robert Graysmiths book «The Murder of Bob Crane», Crane is less a sleaze ball than a mythic figure embarrassingly oblivious to just how close he was walking to the edge. Schraders approach to the seedy material is unusually gentle, which makes for a particularly uncomfortable viewing experience. (Ed Gonzalez)

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