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Motherless Brooklyn

 

USA 2019, 144 minutes
Dir. Edward Norton
Rating: [M] Violence, offensive language, sexual references and drug use
Genres: Suspense/Crime / Film Noir

Topics: Period 1950s.

 

“Motherless Brooklyn is the sort of risk-taking effort that deserves kudos whether it works or not. As it happens, this lengthy film-noir labour of love by writer, director and star Edward Norton, is well worth the ride.”~Jim Slotek, Original-Cin

Aroview: Handsomely mounted neo-noir crime movie, the culmination of a 20 year passion project for writer, director and star Edward Norton, based on the 1999 book of the same name by Jonathan Lethem.

Set during a chilly late autumn in 50's New York, where a knockabout private detective with Tourette syndrome, grieving the death of his mentor and only friend, vows to figure out the truth behind his murder. A juicy, old fashioned mood piece with some historical and political insights into the darker side of America's post-war optimism.

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