Joe

V' 13

Joe

David Gordon Green
USA, 2013
Fiction, 117min, OF

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Joe

David Gordon Green
USA, 2013
Fiction, 117min, OF

Cast: 
Nicolas Cage
Joe
Tye Sheridan
Gary
Gary Poulter
Wade
Ronnie Gene Blevins
Willie
Sue Rock
Adriene Mishler
Screenplay: 
Gary hawkins nach einer Erzählung von Larry Brown
Sound: 
Chris Gebert
Camera: 
Tim Orr
Editor: 
Colin Patton
Composer: 
David Wingo
Jeff McIlwain
Decoration: 
Chris Spellman
Costume: 
Karen Malecki
Jill Newell

Production: 
Worldview Entertainment
Dreambridge Films
Muskat Filmed Properties
Rough House
World Sales: 
WestEnd Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

Joe Ransom drinks hard and lives tough. His daily routines provide glimpses of a failed marriage, abandoned children and relations that often do not resemble romance. We meet him as he takes on the job of clearing a forest of trees one by one. During his time in this forest Joe comes across a 15-year-old, Gary and his recklessly alcoholic father, Wade. Gary is a boy who is at that age where he can grow “good” if he just escapes his father’s abusive grasp. Joe takes him on as a worker and the two prove to be kindred spirits. Together they navigate this gritty world of characters.
“Joe is the story of the last hold-out of the cowboy age, when it was okay to shoot up a bar room or tell a lady what to do. As Joe, Nicolas Cage delivers one of his best performances in a storied career. He is as compelling as he is in his most outrageous roles, but achieves the effect with far more restraint here.” (Cameron Bailey)