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

Good Time

V' 17

Good Time

Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
USA/LUX, 2017
Fiction, 100min, OmdU

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Good Time

Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
USA/LUX, 2017
Fiction, 100min, OmdU

Actors: 
Robert Pattinson
Connie
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Corey
Barkad Abdi
Dash
Ben Safdie
Nick
Buddy Duress
Ray
Screenplay: 
Ronald Bronstein
Joshua Safdie
Sound: 
Ryan M. Price
Camera: 
Sean Price Williams
Editor: 
Ronald Bronstein
Benny Safdie
Composer: 
Daniel Lopatin
Decoration: 
Sam Lisenco
Costume: 
Miyako Bellizzi

Production: 
Elara Pictures
Rhea Films LLC
Hercules Film Investments
World Sales: 
Memento Films
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

The Safdie brothers continue the exploration of the social underbelly of New York. GOOD TIME is replete with drugs, crime and White Castle, and is propelled by both Sean Price Williams’ jolting cinematography and a pulsating electronic score. Robert Pattinson plays Connie, a shiftless malefactor from Queens who ropes his intellectually disabled brother Nick into a botched bank robbery that ends with Nick’s arrest. Connie tries to bust him out, but his hapless efforts begin a night of frenzied meandering through the New York night, taking him through brightly lit hospital wards, a West Indian family’s home and a drug dealer’s garish apartment. Played at a hyperactive pitch that is sustained throughout the proceedings, GOOD TIME invigorates the viewer with its stylistic pyrotechnics, but also brings us deep into Connie’s tangled psyche. (Daniel Fairfax)