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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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Joachim Trier

Writers:

Joachim Trier (screenplay), Eskil Vogt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Byrne ... Gene
Isabelle Huppert ... Isabelle
Jesse Eisenberg ... Jonah
Devin Druid ... Conrad
Amy Ryan ... Hannah
Ruby Jerins ... Melanie
Megan Ketch ... Amy
David Strathairn ... Richard
Rachel Brosnahan ... Erin
Russell Posner ... Kenneth
Maryann Urbano Maryann Urbano ... The Agency Woman
Donna Mitchell ... The Curator
Harry Ford ... Ralph
Leslie Lyles Leslie Lyles ... Principal
Luke Robertson ... Man Behind Counter (Coffee Shop)
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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death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house - forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years.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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Break the silence

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Norway | France | Denmark | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Plus fort que les bombes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,259, 10 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$161,789, 22 May 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Due to the terrorist attacks in France, the title for the local release was changed to 'Back Home' See more »

Quotes

Conrad: ...the most times I've jerked off in one day... 7.
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Connections

References Billy Elliot (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

This Or That
Written by Kåre Christoffer Vesterheim (as K.C. Vestrheim)
Copyright Controlled
Performed by Kåre Christoffer Vesterheim (as Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim)
(P)2015 FRIMANN AS
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24 April 2016 | by kyliem11See all my reviews

Saturday night and only 12 people in the theatre to see this movie. Half way through 5 had walked out. Personally I thought it was a good watch, but it won't be to everybody's liking.

A thought provoking, moving story about the effects on a husband and two sons after their wife/mother is killed in a car crash. Good performances by Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg as the husband and older son, but it's Devin Druid that steals the show as Conrad, the younger son, who gives an outstanding performance as a young man filled with grief. Conrad finds it difficult to communicate with his father Gene, but finds some comfort in his writings, while his older brother Jonah is not as nice as he first appears.

Isabelle Huppert plays the mother, who does not feature in the movie very much, but plays a vital part nonetheless.

It's a movie you need to watch and concentrate on, but it's worth the effort.


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