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Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Alejandro González Iñárritu
USA, 2014
Fiction, 119min, OmdU

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Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Alejandro González Iñárritu
USA, 2014
Fiction, 119min, OmdU

Actors: 
Michael Keaton
Riggan Thomson
Zach Galifianakis
Brandon
Edward Norton
Mike Shiner
Andrea Riseborough
Laura
Amy Ryan
Sylvia
Emma Stone
Sam
Naomi Watts
Lesley
Lindsay Duncan
Tabitha
Screenplay: 
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Nicolás Giacobone
Alexander Dinelaris Jr.
Armando Bo
Sound: 
Martín Hernández
Camera: 
Emmanuel Lubezki
Editor: 
Douglas Crise
Stephen Mirrione
Composer: 
Antonio Sanchez
Decoration: 
Kevin Thompson
Costume: 
Albert Wolsky

Production: 
New Regency, M Productions, Le Grisbi Productions
World Sales: 
Fox Searchlight Pictures International
Distribution in Austria: 
Centfox
Format: 
DCP
Color

In BIRDMAN, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s black comedy, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) hopes that by spearheading an ambitious new Broadway play he will, among other things, revive his moribund career. In many ways, it is a deeply foolhardy move – but the former cinema superhero has high hopes that this creative gambit will legitimize him as an artist and prove to everyone – and himself – that he is not just a Hollywood has-been.
“The lunatic performances by Michael Keaton and Edward Norton are the highlights: unhinged, totally liberated (all the more impressive given how carefully choreographed they had to be), and completely devoted to the multifarious nuttiness of their characters. They’re a lot more interesting to watch than a guy in a cape and tights.” (Eric D. Snider)

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