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Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy

Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: August 29, 2014 (Chicago)

Plot: A songwriter (Gleeson) meets a bandleader who always wears a giant head (Fassbender).

Who’S It For? Those who cherish unabashed creativity.


Frank begins inside the head of scruffy yokel Jon (Domnhall Gleeson), a musician living with his parents who just wants to compose the hit song that will bestow him on his big break. By freak timing, the struggling pop-inclined keyboardist is randomly brought on board an enigmatic band called The Soronprfbs. Within this noise rock band (start by thinking of freakier Flaming Lips tracks) is acidic synth player Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal), bassist and drummer Baraque and Nana (François Civil and Carla Azar), and their manager Don (Scoot McNairy). Their lead singer is also their chief songwriter, a man named Frank (Michael Fassbender »

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