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Burn Country (2016)

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After being exiled from Afghanistan, a former war journalist settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. But when he attempts to cover local crime... See full summary »

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Ian Olds

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Ian Olds (screenplay), Paul Felten (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Rains ... Osman
Melissa Leo ... Gloria
James Franco ... Lindsay
Rachel Brosnahan ... Sandra
Thomas Jay Ryan ... Dmitri Sokurov
Tim Kniffin Tim Kniffin ... Carl
James Oliver Wheatley ... Gabe
Jason Craig Jason Craig ... Gary
Wendy Vanden Heuvel ... Maddie
Christopher Kuckenbaker Christopher Kuckenbaker ... Beaux
John Craven John Craven ... Joseph
Michelle Maxson ... Karen
Ari Vozaitis ... Pyro Kid
Emile Rosewater Emile Rosewater ... Doug
Sharia Pierce Sharia Pierce ... Screaming Woman
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After being exiled from Afghanistan, a former war journalist settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. But when he attempts to cover local crime, he stumbles into local corruption that puts himself and others in danger. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fixer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bodega Bay, California, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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Tomb Howl
Written by Jeff Tobias and Jim McHugh
Performed by Sunwatchers
Published by Drones Against Drones Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Sunwatcher Records
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Burn County
23 July 2019 | by MaryjnberrySee all my reviews

Imagine you, a journalist, were kicked out of your country to seek asylum seeker in a land that you know nothing about. What you do know has been told to you by an American journalist that you became friendly with from your time as war correspondent in your own country, Afghanistan. Now, you are staying with your journalist friend's mother, who happens to be a sheriff in Burn County, everything is new, you speak English, but you aren't aware of customs or mores in you new country, folks you meet are friendly but strange, but you go on a ride along with the sheriff, while she breaks up a family disturbance between husband and his wife, you watch, then pull the husband back when he goes for the wife while she is screaming at him. The fight ends, you go back to your new home. Next day you are out and the husband happens upon you, picks you up, you become new friends. Still, as a newcomer, you know nobody, really, not even the mother of your friend. Many of these instances you happen to be privy to, makes no sense to you, it's not anything you have run into in your own country, but that's totally understandable. This movie is a portrait of what newcomers might see when they come to parts of America. Often what seems to be the usual behavior, and/or business as usual, seems totally bizarre to others. I believe that they told the story beautifully, from the POV of the newcomer and the often confusing manner that some folks in America live.


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