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Director:
Writers:
Eleonore Hendricks (co-screenplay)
Joshua Safdie (story)
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Release Date:
3 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
An Ode to Scum See more (16 total) »

Cast

 
Batman ... Hello Beautiful / Handsome
Alex Billig ... Trumpet Player
Wayne Chin ... Wayne
Jerry Damons ... Jerry The Cop
Lowell the Dog ... Lowell
John Dwyer ... Drinks For Everybody
The Fly ... Fly
Dawn Glickman ... Dawn
Alex Greenblatt ... Son
Gary Greenblatt ... Father

Eleonore Hendricks ... Eléonore
Francesca LaPrelle ... Mom
Miranda LaPrelle ... Daughter
Astrid Larson ... Astrid
Sam Lisenco
Van Neistat ... Animal Harraser
Eloy Ortega ... Flower / Fruit Stand Attendant
Charlotte Pinson ... Girlfriend

Joshua Safdie ... Josh

Ariel Schulman ... Boyfriend

Andy Spade ... Andy
Bea Spade ... Andy's Daughter Bea
Henry Tejada ... Henry the Doorman
Jordan Valdez ... Jordan The Cop (as Jordan Zaldez)
Calvin Wilson ... TA Cashier

Directed by
Joshua Safdie 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eleonore Hendricks  co-screenplay
Joshua Safdie  story & screenplay
Andy Spade  co-story
Anthony Sperduti  co-story

Produced by
Brett Jutkiewicz .... producer
Sam Lisenco .... producer
Casey Neistat .... executive producer
Joshua Safdie .... producer
Zachary Treitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
The Beets 
Alex Billig 
Noah Britton 
Tiny Seas 
 
Cinematography by
Brett Jutkiewicz 
Joshua Safdie 
 
Film Editing by
Brett Jutkiewicz 
Ben Safdie 
Joshua Safdie 
 
Production Design by
Sam Lisenco 
 
Art Direction by
Sam Lisenco 
 
Art Department
Molly McFadden .... props
Ariel Schulman .... assistant art director
Shabd Simon-Alexander .... props
 
Sound Department
Evan Mangiamele .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Safdie .... sound
Zachary Treitz .... sound
Stephen Valand .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Messina .... assistant camera
Zachary Treitz .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Eleonore Hendricks .... additional casting
 
Editorial Department
Steven Bodner .... colorist
 
Thanks
Olivier Père .... thanks
 

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Argentina:71 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | USA:71 min
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8 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
An Ode to Scum, 3 January 2011
Author: Ben7 from Los Angeles, California

As the picture begins, our heroine steals a bag containing a small dog from an out-of-towner. When she gets the parcel home and discovers the little critter, for which she has no use, she just casts it out into the hallway of her tenement to fend for itself. She has no feeling for the welfare of the animal, not to mention the grief of its owner. That was enough for me. I couldn't care less what happens to this cruel, selfish young woman, except to the extent that I hope it hurts. Had the plot been billed as animal rights vigilantes giving her what she has coming, I might have continued watching. One understands that not every protagonist can be exemplary, and that even those who are bear human imperfections. In "Gardens of the Night," Tom Arnold gives an Oscar-worthy performance as an even worse human being, who abducts children and "turns them out" as prostitutes salable to pimps. But there are complexities in the portrayal, limits to his excesses, and he displays a horrifying, yet fascinating ability to relate to his victims. In contrast, the unfeeling Eleonore just makes me angry, without being interesting.

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