In Suburbicon, an idyllic and calm suburban community, things are not as they seem.
This twisted story begins when the Lodge family is attacked by strangers in their own home. As the film progresses, it becomes clear that the community has a violent and disturbing past. Set in the 1950’s, »Suburbicon« is based on a script by Clooney’s long time collaborators Joel and Ethan Coen and is reminiscent of their masterpiece »Fargo«.

A captivating thriller-comedy, the film’s idyllic setting provides the perfect juxtaposition for its satirical and violent plot. While this film follows the storyline of a man attempting to regain control of his life, it explores themes of racism and bigotry inherent to the history of American suburbia. Fearless as ever and complemented by a brilliant Julianne Moore, Matt Damon portrays yet another inhibited American man trapped by his own high-flying and unrealistic plans of fulfillment. Tight, fast-paced and sharp, »Suburbicon« once again proves Clooney’s considerable directing talents.

Title
Suburbicon
Director
George Clooney
Country
USA
Length
105 min
Festival
2017
Section
Icons
Language
English
Subtitle
No subtitles
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2017
Original title
Suburbicon
Cast
Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe
Producer
Grant Heslov, George Clooney, Teddy Schwarzman
Script
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
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