HESHER

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HESHER

Spencer Susser
USA, 2010
Fiction, 106min, OF

HESHER

Spencer Susser
USA, 2010
Fiction, 106min, OF

Cast: 
Devin Brochu
TJ
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Hesher
Natalie Portman
Nicole
Rainn Wilson
Paul
Piper Laurie
Madeleine Forney
Screenplay: 
Spencer Susser
David Michôd nach einer Erzählung von Brian Charles Frank
Sound: 
David Esparza
Camera: 
Morgan Pierre Susser
Editor: 
Michael McCusker
Composer: 
François Tetaz
Decoration: 
Laura Fox
Costume: 
April Napier

Production: 
The Last Picture Company, The CatchPlay, Corner Store Entertainment, DRO Entertainment, Filmula, Handsomecharlie Films
World Sales: 
Nu Image/Millennium
Format: 
DCP
Color

TJ is 13 years old. Two months ago, his mom was killed in an accident, leaving TJ and his grieving dad to move in with grandma to pick up the pieces. Hesher is a loner. He hates the world – and everyone in it. He has long, greasy hair and homemade tattoos. He likes fire and blowing things up. He lives in his van – until he meets TJ.
Hesher is that rare film that manages to be a completely original vision, a thoroughly entertaining story, and a provocative metaphor. Joseph Gordon-Levitt brings the character of Hesher to life with anger and angst, and Devin Brochu makes quite a splash as the young boy dealing with both the loss of his mother and an unwanted houseguest. Co-writer/director Spencer Susser crafts a multidimensional, darkly humorous film that exhibits an immensely talented storyteller at work. (Trevor Groth)