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Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

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Kelly Reichardt

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Jonathan Raymond (as Jon Raymond), Kelly Reichardt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Josh
Dakota Fanning ... Dena
Peter Sarsgaard ... Harmon
Alia Shawkat ... Surprise
Logan Miller ... Dylan
Kai Lennox ... Sean
Katherine Waterston ... Anne
James Le Gros ... Feed Factory Clerk
Traber Charles Burns Traber Charles Burns ... Felix
Autumn Nidalmia Autumn Nidalmia ... Mable
Barry Del Sherman ... Corser
Jason Rojas Jason Rojas ... Activist 1
Clara Mamet ... Activist Filmmaker
Mikey Kampmann Mikey Kampmann ... Activist 2
Matt Malloy ... Boat Owner
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Storyline

Josh and Dena, two young environmental activists, are planning a large scale act to force the world to think about what they're doing to the environment. They pull in Harmon, a man with a sketchy past, to help them pull off their big plan. However, unforeseen consequences bring a whole host of guilt, paranoia and other problems, and their ultimate act will change themselves more than the world around them. Written by Anne Campbell

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Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gece Planı See more »

Filming Locations:

Medford, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,488, 1 June 2014

Gross USA:

$271,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$858,513
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Dano and Rooney Mara were considered for the lead roles before Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning were cast. See more »

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Lake of the Woods (Oregon) is a natural lake, and does not have a dam as portrayed in the film. (Galesville Reservoir, which is 100 miles from Lake of the Woods, was used for filming) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dena: Whoa, I think that was an Oriole. I didn't know we had those.
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References Shadow of a Doubt (1943) See more »

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Written by Oliver Ackermann and Dion Lunadon
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Slow paced, yet authentic...
16 September 2014 | by El_DudnessSee all my reviews

I was actually surprised after watching this movie, having firstly noticed the given low ratings.

Starting with the characters, the difference in the way each one of them feels about the environmental problems is clear and straightforward. While Harmon, being an ex-con, performs his role in a more detached way, Dena, and mainly Josh, possess deep feelings about them. Dena learnt about them and made up her mind supported in what she claims to be scientific facts. Josh appears to have a more romantic and purist approach, despite his paranoid outbreaks and trust problems. This actually helps the viewer to start building an idea about how each one of these characters will react to the approaching outcome.

OK, it is a slow paced movie, which I don't see as something necessarily bad. Actually, I think it contrasts beautifully with the sentiment of urgency that the problem demands and which they want people to acknowledge. Also, about the kind of numbness in Josh expressions during almost all the scenes, I simply cannot see them as emotionless or empty. I rather think (and felt) that he was the most engagingly involved and disturbed about environmental unbalances, almost in a traumatized way, which I think is reinforced by some plan shots, silent and numbing, taking a few more seconds than we are used to.

Ultimately, it is a movie about the human condition, about good people, with good reasons, doing wrong things.


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