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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.

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Melanie
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Amy
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Richard
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Erin
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Luke Robertson ...
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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death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house - forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years.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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Break the silence

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Drama

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

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2 October 2015 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Plus fort que les bombes  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,259 (USA) (10 April 2016)

Gross:

$161,789 (USA) (22 May 2016)
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First Norwegian film since 1979 to be featured at Cannes Film Festival in the main competition. See more »

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[Jonah gets off from phone with Amy]
Conrad: You know, if I had a girl, I'd never lie to her.
Jonah: Yeah? Good luck with that.
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Features Hello Again (1987) See more »

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Nocturne N°20 in C sharp minor, op. posth.
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (1830) (as F. Chopin)
Performed by Claudio Arrau
(P)1978 Universal International Music B.V.
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concentrate on the kid
11 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Renown war photographer Isabelle Reed (Isabelle Huppert) died close to home in a car crash. Her work is getting an exhibit with work partner Richard (David Strathairn). Her older son Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg) returns home to help after having a new baby. Her younger son Conrad (Devin Druid) is introverted and has a crush on classmate Melanie (Ruby Jerins). Conrad is furious when he discovers his father (Gabriel Byrne)'s new fling with his teacher Hannah (Amy Ryan). The family struggles to come to terms with their loss and their differing memories of Isabelle.

Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier creates a compelling dysfunctional family. The movie would probably work better concentrating on Conrad as a coming-of-age story. It may not help that Druid is not the most accomplished actor. The allure of following the great adult actors is too much for Trier. These are interesting characters if only he could harness them better visually and narratively.


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