V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

WHATEVER WORKS

V' 09

WHATEVER WORKS

Woody Allen
USA, 2009
Fiction, 92min, OmdU

WHATEVER WORKS

Woody Allen
USA, 2009
Fiction, 92min, OmdU

Actors: 
Larry David
Boris Yellnikoff
Evan Rachel Wood
Melody
Ed Begley Jr.
John
Carolyn McCormick
Jessica
Michael McKean
Joe
Patricia Clarkson
Marietta
Conleth Hill
Leo Brockman
Screenplay: 
Woody Allen
Sound: 
David Wahnon
Camera: 
Harris Savides
Editor: 
Alisa Lepselter
Composer: 
Roy B. Yokelson
Decoration: 
Santo Loquasto
Costume: 
Suzy Benzinger

Production: 
Gravier Productions
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch 99, rue de la Verrerie 75004 Paris, Frankreich T +33 1 53 01 50 20 F +33 1 53 01 50 49 festival@exception-wb.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm Verleih Margaretenstraße 78 1050 Wien, T 1 581 39 00 20 polyfilm@polyfilm.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Whatever Works, shot in New York after years of absence, documents a failed physicist's limping journey from misanthropy to the acceptance of the world's innumerable flaws. With Larry David as a crank for whom the glass is always half-empty, Woody Allen's homecoming throws welcome twists onto the director's longstanding reflections on the sexual and the satirical. The story of an aging Jewish misfit meeting a youthful beauty from beyond New York takes much from Allen's Annie Hall template. Allen has written young inexperienced American female characters into his recent European films, but he hasn't had an acerbic talk-aholic New Yorker like Boris Yellnikoff for years. (David D'Arcy)

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