COOLER

V'03

THE COOLER

Wayne Kramer
USA, 2002
Fiction, 102min, OF

THE COOLER

Wayne Kramer
USA, 2002
Fiction, 102min, OF

Cast: 
William H. Macy
Bernie Lootz
Alec Baldwin
Shelly Kaplow
Maria Bello
Natalie Belisario
Shawn Hatosy
Mikey
Screenplay: 
Frank Hannah
Wayne Kramer
Sound: 
Stephen Halbert
Camera: 
James Whitaker
Editor: 
Arthur Coburn
Composer: 
Mark Isham
Decoration: 
Toby Corbett
Costume: 
Kristen M. Burke

Production: 
Content International 14/15 DArblay Street W1F 8DZ London, Großbritannien T 20 7851 91 70 judith@contentinternational.com
World Sales: 
Content International 14/15 DArblay Street W1F 8DZ London, Großbritannien T 20 7851 91 70 judith@contentinternational.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Telepool, Postfach 20 19 35 80019 München, Deutschland T 89 55 87 60, brosch@telepool.de
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Loser Bernie Lootz is the protagonist of the story. His life seems to be a failure from start to finish a bad marriage, a son whom he almost doesnt know, an enormous debt incurred at the Shangri-La Casino. Noticing Bernies incredible bad luck, casino owner Shelly Kaplow decides to put him to work and help him pay off his debt. Bernie becomes a «cooler»: the guy who brings his bad energy to winning tables in order to change the win-loss ratio in favour of losses. The story begins with only a couple of days left to pay off his debt. Then Bernie meets new waitress Natalie, and it seems that everything is turning around. Indeed, Bernie is so happy that he starts to lose his ability to lose. But thats his main value for Shelly and the boss cant afford for things to change now.