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A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.

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Jane
Owen Holland ...
Driver
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Male Assistant 2
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Executive 3
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Executive 1
Daoud Heidami ...
Executive 2
Ben Maters ...
Executive 4
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Male Assistant 1
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Boss
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Ellen
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Max
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Tatiana
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Non-Fiction Executive 1
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Non-Fiction Executive 2
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Tess
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Postal Worker (as James Gray)
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Child 1
Hunter Hojnowski ...
Child 2
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Sasha
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Sienna
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Roy
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Business Man 1
Ray Sheen ...
Business Man 2
Chester Wai ...
Translator
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Edwina
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Executive 5
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Receptionist 2
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Executive Assistant
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Wilcock
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Ruby
Kirit Kapadia ...
Amir (as Kirit Karpadia)
Karen Stewart ...
Traffic Reporter (voice)
Bray Poor ...
Gary (voice)
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John (voice)
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Javier (voice)
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Boss (voice)
Jenna O'Gara ...
Eleanor (voice)
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Wife (voice) (as Stephanye Dussud)
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Mom (voice)
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Maria (voice)
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Amir (voice)
Mark Jacoby ...
Dad (voice)
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Courier (uncredited)
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Famous Actor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kitty Green

Written by

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Kitty Green ... (written by)

Produced by

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P. Jennifer Dana ... producer
Abigail Disney ... executive producer (as Abigail E. Disney)
Philipp Engelhorn ... executive producer
Avy Eschenasy ... executive producer
Leah Giblin ... executive producer
Kitty Green ... producer
John Howard ... executive producer
Ross Jacobson ... producer
Scott Macaulay ... producer
Sean King O'Grady ... executive producer
Jimmy Price ... co-producer
Mark Roberts ... executive producer
James Schamus ... producer
The Level Forward Team ... executive producer
Rita Walsh ... co-producer

Music by

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Tamar-kali

Cinematography by

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Michael Latham

Film Editing by

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Kitty Green ... (edited by)
Blair McClendon ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Sofie Friis Borup ... colorist (as Sofie Borup)
Andrew Dearnley ... feature finishing producer
Olivier Girard ... dailies colorist supervisor / dailies supervising producer
Charles Leighton ... dailies producer
Ashish Ravinran ... assistant editor
Patrick Shewmaker ... colorist: dailies
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer: Company 3
Ben White ... color assist
Brian Wilkowski ... dailies operator

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Fletcher Chancey

Art Direction by

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John Arnos

Set Decoration by

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Dani Broom-Peltz

Costume Design by

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Rachel Dainer-Best

Makeup Department

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Mary Chipman ... additional makeup artist
Lauren Citera ... hair department head
Regina de Lemos ... makeup department head
Alyssa Ench ... additional makeup artist
Naomi Knights ... hair colorist: Makenzie Leigh

Production Management

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Lauren Chen ... executive in charge of production
Max Tromba ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matthew Clifford Hadley ... second second assistant director
Annalise Lockhart ... first assistant director
Willy McGee ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Zack Alliger ... on-set dresser
Paul Audouy ... carpenter
Wes Bechtler ... additional art department
Vivian Bond ... additional art department
Dave Brenneman ... additional set dresser
Sean Callaghan ... construction coordinator
Peter Field ... carpenter
Chazz Foggie ... set dresser
Matthew Goedecke ... additional carpenter
Dee Hamid ... set dresser
Deidrea Hamid ... set dresser
James Hamme ... leadman
Scott Lamica ... props assistant
Bree Merkwan ... property master
Bravo Michael Nwosu ... art production assistant
Vinicius Paranhos ... additional art department
Hunter Potter ... scenic painter
Madeline Sadowski ... set dresser
Ramsey Scott ... art department coordinator
Winston Willingham ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Leslie Bloome ... foley artist
Ryan Collison ... foley mixer
Joanna Fang ... foley artist
Jon Flores ... sound effects recordist
Josh Heilbronner ... adr supervisor / dialogue editor
Laura Heinzinger ... foley editor
Alan Kudan ... sound mixer
Erich Netherton ... adr mixer
Nick Seaman ... foley mixer
Leslie Shatz ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Artur Szerejko ... boom operator

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Lucas Andrei ... visual effects editor: Powerhouse VFX
Jasen Aziz ... digital artist
Ryan Cunningham ... visual effects producer
Robert Nicholas Dauphinais ... 2D supervisor (as Robert 'Nick' Duaphinais)
Byeo Ri Kim ... compositor: Powerhouse VFX / digital artist (as Byeori Kim)
Denis Kozyrev ... digital artist
Bob Lowery ... visual effects executive producer
Alexa Mauro ... visual effects producer
Adrienne McNeary ... visual effects producer
Michael Means ... digital artist
Cristiano Meira ... digital artist
Ed Mendez ... senior visual effects supervisor (as Edwardo Mendez)
Ruben Rodas ... visual effects supervisor
Sara Woomer ... visual effects coordinator

Stunts

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Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jonathan Alvarado ... electrician
Kaity Barnes ... grip
Alexandra Brown ... electrician
Greg Costa ... third grip
Riede Dervay ... best boy grip
Aaron Herschlag ... electrician
Ty Johnson ... still photographer
Mike Kim ... electrician
David Light ... gaffer
Andrew Naugle ... third electric
Julia Pitch ... second assistant camera
Leroy Prompakdee ... electrician
Patrick Redmond ... edge crane operator
David Reichman ... electrician
Luke Shannon ... best boy electric
Aaron Smith ... key grip
Gabriel Eduardo Solorzano ... additional electrician / grip
Sandy SooHoo ... dit
Vincent Weiler ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Scotty Anderson ... casting associate
Harrison Nesbit ... casting
Aaron Schoonover ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gabby Ahuna ... additional costumer (as Gabriela Ahuna)
Rose Bell ... costume supervisor
Natasha Simchowitz ... costume assistant

Music Department

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Victor Axelrod ... mixing engineer
Alex Conroy ... assistant engineer
Bobbie Lee Crow III ... musician: viola (as Bobbie Lee Crow)
Yasuhiko Fukuoka ... musician: piano
Kate Goddard ... musician: cello
Tamar-kali ... orchestrator / synth
Angie Teo ... lead music engineer / pro tools operator

Script and Continuity Department

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Devin Smith ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Robert Bruns ... driver
Norman Dhana ... driver
Jason Dowd ... driver
Alonzo Hellerbach ... driver
Jason Jon Ignacio ... driver
Kenny Laudante ... driver (as Kenneth Laduante)
Joaquin Liddiard ... transportation captain
Michael McNulty ... driver
Roy Savastano ... driver
Bear Schmidt ... driver
Richard Schrimp ... driver

Additional Crew

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Katja Auersperg ... publicity team
Mandi Brooksbank ... clearance counsel
Jeremy Dekle ... assistant accountant
Emmet Demuzio ... additional production assistant
Meredith Duff ... For Cinereach
Thomas Grabinski ... assistant: P. Jennifer Dana
David Guzzone ... production assistant
Sarah Hale ... production coordinator
Abel Herrera ... additonal production assistant
Jason Jon Ignacio ... production assistant
Abbie Jones ... office production assistant
Carly Krim ... first team production assistant
Kelli Miller ... title designer
Jessica Papayiannis ... set production assistant
Chris Perez ... clearance counsel
Bailey Popeck ... assistant production assistant
Charlie Shackleton ... Creative Consultant (as Charlie Lyne)
Alex Wexelman ... assistant accountant
Elliott Whitton ... For Cinereach

Thanks

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Eden Baker ... the producers would like to thank
Peter Block ... special thanks
Ladae Brookins ... the producers would like to thank
Laurency Carty ... the producers would like to thank
Nemuna Ceesay ... the producers would like to thank
Savannah Galvin ... the producers would like to thank
Hayden Goldblatt ... the producers would like to thank
Andrew Goldman ... thanks
Taylor Hess ... the producers wish to thank
P.K. Hooker ... the producers would like to thank
Emma Huibregtse ... the producers would like to thank
Nancy Kricorian ... the producers would like to thank
Jenny Latham ... the producers would like to thank
Aurora Leonard ... the producers would like to thank
Figo Li ... the producers wish to thank
Paul Mezey ... thanks
Kiri Millburn ... the producers would like to thank
Arno Mokros ... the producers would like to thank
Madeleine Molyneaux ... thanks
David Plotkin ... the producers would like to thank
Kishori Rajan ... the producers would like to thank
Elisabeth Subrin ... the producers would like to thank
Kaye Taavialma ... the producers would like to thank
Mary E. Walker ... the producers would like to thank

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Plot Summary

Follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant's - making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered. Written by Bleecker Street

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Also Known As
  • L'assistante (Canada, French title)
  • Асистентката (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • La asistente (Argentina)
  • Ozeret Ishit (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • 어시스턴트 (South Korea)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The drugs Jane puts in the storage box are Alprostadil injections for erectile dysfunction. See more »
Goofs It has been noted as a "revealing mistake" that Jane has a driver in the morning but not in the evening. There are two plausible plot lines for this: 1. It is critical for Jane to be at work earlier than anyone to prepare the office for the day, so having her driven to the office is worth the expense, but not so important at the end of the work day; and 2. her boss was headed to L.A. that night and was using the driver for airport transport. Both plot lines continue the theme of Jane having value only when it is convenient or worthwhile to the overall office. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Assistant and The Wrong Missy (2020). See more »
Quotes Boss: [Over the phone] I'm not gonna yell at you. Am I yelling? No... Because you're not someone even worthy of that. Because you didn't even have the fucking courtesy to talk to me about whatever the fuck fantasy you decided to spew all over me... So, let me ask, do you want to keep this job?
Jane: Yeah.
Boss: Okay... Then send me a fucking apology.
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