One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?


Wim Wenders
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Tomas
Peter Miller ... Ice Fishing Man #1
Gilbert Wahiakeron Gilbert Wahiakeron ... Ice Fishing Man #2 (as Wahiakeron Gilbert)
Claude Chamberlain Claude Chamberlain ... Ice Fishing Man #3
Rachel McAdams ... Sara
Jack Fulton ... Christopher - 5-8 Years Old
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Kate
Céline Bonnier ... Policewoman
Mary Katherine Harvey Mary Katherine Harvey ... Social Worker Woman (as Mary Harvey)
Patrick Bauchau ... Dad
Peter Stormare ... Publisher
Marie-Josée Croze ... Ann
Jessy Gagnon Jessy Gagnon ... Mina - 2 Years Old
Lilah Fitzgerald ... Mina - 8 Years Old
Philippe Vanasse-Paquet ... Christopher - 12 Years Old


While driving aimlessly after a quarrel with his girlfriend, a writer accidentally runs over and kills a child who sleds in front of his car. While he's legally innocent, the accident and its aftermath deeply traumatizes him. Over the next 12 years, he struggles to make sense of what happened and continue on with life, but when he looks in the mirror, he sees a murderer. Written by anonymous

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Long story
9 November 2015 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

with an interesting ending.

James Franco as writer Thomas Eldan is pulling on all of his mystery moody self (as he so expertly did in 'Shadows & Lies') but here in this movie - not so much. It's a long haul story of him having to cope with a tragic accident on a very snowy day. He suffers, his wife suffers, his career suffers, other people suffer .... there is a lot of emotional suffering going on here. And it continues for about 12 years (if I correctly recall). Eventually he returns to the surface of life and the suffering and guilt seem to have past. Unfortunately the past comes back, only this time as an adult. This is where the story becomes interesting because there is a level of tension and unknown intentions. Will there be another tragedy? Will there be revenge? The situation becomes edgy! You will have to watch to see what happens.

Director: Wim Wenders (in my opinion) fails to project out to the viewer the misery Thomas Eldan must suffer because Franco really doesn't seem to care. It's just a part - act it out. Which doesn't make this an altogether bad movie, it just makes it long. And Wim Wenders is a famous director!

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Release Date:

2 April 2015 (Germany) See more »

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Every Thing Will Be Fine See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,428, 6 December 2015

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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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