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Wild Bunch - THE EXTRA MAN

Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

THE EXTRA MAN

Status: Completed

Director(s): Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Short synopsis : A sophisticated and moving comedy, THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel...

Long synopsis : A sophisticated and moving comedy, THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel... When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a nine-to-five job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes). But it's Louis' new home life that really sparks his imagination. He rents a room in the ramshackle apartment of Henry Harrison (Kevin Kline), a penniless, wildly eccentric but brilliant playwright. When Henry's not dancing alone to obscure music or singing operettas, he's performing - with great panache - the duties of an ''extra man'', a social escort for the wealthy widows of Manhattan high society. These two men, separated in age by more than forty years, develop a volatile mentor/apprentice relationship. Through a series of urban adventures where they encounter everything from a leaping lion to a wildly jealous hirsute neighbor, from drunken nonagenarians to a shady Swiss hunchback, Louis and Henry form a memorable bond that bridges their differences.

Cast

  • Paul Dano, Marian Seldes, Celia Weston, Patti D'Arbanville, John C. Reilly, Dan Hedaya, Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline

Crew

  • Producer(s): Anthony Bregman, Stephanie Davis
  • Director(s): Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
  • Screenplay: Robert Pulcini, Jonathan Ames, Shari Springer Berman
  • DP: Terry Stacey
  • Editing: Robert Pulcini
  • Original Music: Klaus Badelt
  • Set Design: Judy Becker
  • Genre(s): Comedy

  • Production company: DEAD HAND
  • Production date: 2009
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 107 min
  • Image Ratio: 0.00
  • Sundance Film Festival 2010
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
  • Filmfest Hamburg 2010
  • Goa - International Film Festival of India 2010

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