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Louder Than Bombs (2015)

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The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

Director:

Joachim Trier

Writers:

Joachim Trier (screenplay), Eskil Vogt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Byrne ... Gene
Isabelle Huppert ... Isabelle
Jesse Eisenberg ... Jonah
Devin Druid ... Conrad
Amy Ryan ... Hannah
Ruby Jerins ... Melanie
Megan Ketch ... Amy
David Strathairn ... Richard
Rachel Brosnahan ... Erin
Russell Posner ... Kenneth
Maryann Urbano Maryann Urbano ... The Agency Woman
Donna Mitchell ... The Curator
Harry Ford ... Ralph
Leslie Lyles Leslie Lyles ... Principal
Luke Robertson ... Man Behind Counter (Coffee Shop)
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Storyline

An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house - forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.

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Taglines:

Break the silence

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content, nudity and violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Norway | France | Denmark | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Plus fort que les bombes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,259, 10 April 2016

Gross USA:

$163,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,160,724
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A New York reporter posted on Twitter (August, 2014) a casting call ad for this movie that he found in some places in New York. It read "Looking for a Young Jesse Eisenberg for the feature film Louder Than Bombs directed by Joachim Trier shooting in October (2013) in the NY area. Must be 6-10 years-old; Blue eyes; fair skinned/no acting experience necessary!" The ad included a young picture of Eisenberg, and an e-mail to contact for more information and to submit a recent picture. Julian Murdoch was selected for the role. See more »

Quotes

Conrad: There are days I'm invisible, I can do whatever I want. I must be careful not to lose that ability.
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Connections

References Billy Elliot (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungry, So Angry
Written by John Rees Lewis (as Lewis), Nigel Kingston Stone (as Stone), Andy Ryder (as Ryder), Alan Turton (as Turton), Graham Spink (as Spink)
Performed by Medium Medium
(P)1981 Cherry Red Records
Licensed courtesy of Cherry Red Records Ltd.
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A family in the grief, at a different level.
24 August 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

A multi-nationally produced film, especially you can call it a European product, but an English language film that takes place in the New York. The story of a husband and two sons of the famed war photographer who recently died in a car crash. So the film is focused to tell how they are going to cope with their loss, especially the little brother who has differences with his father. They all kind of drifted away from each other, but without an alternate they have to come together to go through it.

This is not a usual mourning theme, but sometimes I felt they forgot they're in mourning. Because the narration quickly shifts to various topics like the birth of a child, a new affair and trying to impress the girl whom the boy has a crush. So with all this, I completely witnessed a different type of film than what it had said. That's not bad, just a refreshing and with constant moving back and forth in in time to disclose some key events.

Mainly the portrayal splits into three to cover those three family members and each has its own specialty. Something like a film for older people, middle-aged and teens, all the these contents smartly joined together. Apart from the good show from the cast, the director did his best as usual, but this is not up to the par with his other works. For a watch this film definitely would do good. Since it's not a Hollywood, you won't have to worry about American film clichés, because it was developed much better and ends better.

6/10


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