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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

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Original title
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Year
Running time
117 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Kelly Masterson
Music
Carter Burwell
Cinematography
Ron Fortunato
Cast
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Producer
THINKFilm
Genre
Thriller. Drama | Heist Film. Crime. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
A suspense thriller about a family facing the worst enemy of all – itself. Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Andy, an overextended broker who lures his younger brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke) into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank's actual mom and pop and, when the seemingly perfect crime goes awry, the damage lands right at their doorstep. Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei plays Hoffman's trophy wife, who is having a clandestine affair with Hawke, and the stellar cast also includes Albert Finney as the family patriarch who pursues justice at all costs, completely unaware that the culprits he is hunting are his own sons.
Awards
2007: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2007: Satellite Awards: Best Ensemble. 4 nominations including Best Picture & Director
2007: 2 Nominations for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Director and Acting Ensemble
2007: Austin Film Critics Association: Nominated Best Film
2007: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Ensemble Cast
2007: Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated Best Screenplay
2007: Gotham Awards: Best Ensemble Cast
2008: Independent Spirit Awards: 2 Nominations incl. Sup. Actress (Tomei)
2008: London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated British Supporting Actor (Finney)
2008: Chlotrudis Awards: Nominated Best Actor (Seymour Hoffman)
2008: Online Film Critics Society Awards: Nominated Best Screenplay, Original
2009: Fotogramas de Plata: Best Foreign Film
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