Fiction

Whiplash

Damien Chazelle
USA 2013
106min
V'14

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, singleminded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability – and his sanity.
“WHIPLASH demolishes the cliches of the musical-prodigy genre, investing the traditionally polite stages and rehearsal studios of a topnotch conservatory with all the psychological intensity of a battlefield or sports arena. Chazelle proves an exceptional builder of scenes, crafting loaded, need-to-succeed moments that grab our attention and hold it tight.” (Peter Debruge)

Credits
  • Miles Teller - Andrew Neyman
  • J.K. Simmons - Terence Fletcher
  • Paul Reiser - Jim
  • Melissa Benoist - Nicole
  • Austin Stowell - Ryan
  • Nate Lang - Carl
  • Damien Chazelle
  • Thomas Curley
  • Sharon Meir
  • Tom Cross
  • Justin Hurwitz
  • Melanie Paizis-Jones
  • Lisa Norci
Bold Films, Blumhouse Productions, Right of Way Films

Sierra Affinity

Sony Pictures Filmverleih
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