Spotlight

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Spotlight

Thomas McCarthy
USA, 2014, 2015
Fiction, 127min, OF

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Spotlight

Thomas McCarthy
USA, 2014, 2015
Fiction, 127min, OF

Cast: 
Liev Schreiber
Marty Baron
Rachel McAdams
Sacha Pfeiffer
Michael Keaton
Walter «Robby» Robinson
Mark Ruffalo
Michael Rezendes
Stanley Tucci
Mitchell Garabedian
Screenplay: 
Thomas McCarthy
Josh Singer
Sound: 
Paul Hsu
Camera: 
Masanobu Takayanagi
Editor: 
Tom McArdle
Composer: 
Howard Shore
Decoration: 
Stephen H. Carter
Costume: 
Wendy Chuck

Production: 
Anonymous Content
Participant Media
Rocklin/Faust
World Sales: 
eOne Films International
Distribution in Austria: 
UPI Austria
Format: 
DCP

SPOTLIGHT tells the true story of how the “Boston Globe” uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. “Thomas McCarthy’s fast-paced, investigative biopic – itself operating like an efficient, muscular piece of journalism – depicts the work that the Globe's Spotlight team did while uncovering the sexual abuse scandal within the Boston Catholic Archdiocese. Save the occasional moment of levity, all scenes are focused specifically on the fact-gathering expedition, with character backdrops existing only in a peripheral capacity, should they align with the investigation. McCarthy, despite exploiting every scene for character complexities, is careful to stick to facts, and it's vital to the success of this film that he does so.” (Robert Bell)