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We Own the Night - Helden der Nacht

James Gray

New York, 1988: Nightclub manager Bobby Green and his girlfriend Amada enjoy their extravagant lifestyle to the fullest. As the black sheep of a family in which the father and brother are successful policemen, only the freedom of the night counts. He does not want to see that the Russian mafia brutally and uncompromisingly controls New York's underworld and he dismisses the cooperation with the police. As Bobby's brother Joseph is seriously injured during a raid and drug lord Vadim openly declares war to the police, Bobby gets caught in the crossfire of an uncontrollable war. He must decide for one side, even though he no longer has any choice. Gray's thriller is rough and intense. Joaquin Phoenix moves sensitively through colourful party worlds and grey-shrouded street canyons, which at crucial moments turn into scenes of surrealistic chases. "Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix are terrific as estranged brothers - one a cop, the other a criminal - in a subtle and thrilling tale of the New York underworld." (Tim Robey, The Telegraph) _Festivals a.o.:_ _- Cannes_ _- Stockholm International Film Festival_

22 March 2013

22:00 h, Kino des DFF

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Direction James Gray
Country USA
Year USA 2007
Duration 117 min
Language Engl. OmU
Production Marc Butan, Joaquín Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Nick Wechsler
Cast Joaquín Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes
Camera Joaquín Baca-Asay

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