Tribute: Viggo Mortensen

The Road

John Hillcoat
USA 2009
111 min

At least the people in THE ROAD don’t have to worry about global warming. The planet has gone cold after an unexplained apocalypse that killed the flora, the fauna and most of the spectrum (though he sickly light from a blighted sun does manage to produce one wan rainbow). Not that many people populate the film – mainly a father and son slogging across a slag-heap american landscape and subsisting on what shreds of food they can find while trying not to become protein for other survivors who've descended into cannibalism. The man, played by Viggo Mortensen, doesn’t have a name because Cormac McCarthy’s novel didn’t give him one. Mortensen gives him a gaunt grandeur – it doesn't hurt that the actor’s face can evoke paintings of Christ without a muscle being moved – and an emotional spectrum that is muted but remarkably wide, considering the character's plight and the author's spare style. (Joe Morgenstern, «The Wall Street Journal», 2010)

  • Robert Duvall - Old Man
  • Viggo Mortensen - Man
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee - Boy
  • Guy Pearce - Veteran
  • Charlize Theron - Woman
  • Joe Penhall nach dem Roman von Cormac McCarthy
  • Javier Aguirresarobe
  • Robert C. Jackson
  • Jon Gregory
  • Nick Cave
  • Warren Ellis
  • Chris Kennedy
  • Margot Wilson
Dimension Films, 2929 Productions, Nick Wechsler Productions, Chockstone Pictures, Road Rebel
The Weinstein Company
Senator Film
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