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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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12 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gene
... Isabelle
... Jonah
... Conrad
... Hannah
... Melanie
... Amy
... Richard
... Erin
... Kenneth
Maryann Urbano ... The Agency Woman
... The Curator
... Ralph
Leslie Lyles ... Principal
... 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death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house - forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years.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.

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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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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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The medieval Lord of the Rings type of game that Conrad is seen playing is the Elder Scrolls Online See more »

Quotes

Jonah: Just think really hard about what you are doing here because... uh, I mean even if you see her that way, I don't think Conrad has to.
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References Billy Elliot (2000) See more »

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Isabelle Documentary
(uncredited)
Written by Ola Fløttum
©2016 The Orchard
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Moving
24 April 2016 | by See 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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