BIFF 2020
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We Own the Night

We Own the Night

ORIGINAL TITLE:
We Own the Night
USA/ 2007/ 1 t. 57 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
CAST:
Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes, Tony Musante, Edward Conlon, Antoni Corone, Alex Veadov, Katie Condidorio, Burton Perez, Claudia Lopez, Danny Hoch, Joe D'Onofrio, Greg D'Agostino, Derrick Simmons
DIRECTOR:
James Gray
Two brothers on opposite sides of the law. Beyond their differences lies loyalty

An emotional crime thriller which takes its title name from the 80's NYPD slogan of street crime fighting. It is the story of two brothers who have chosen totally different careers in life. One is the manager of a night club, often visited by gangsters and drug traders. The other is an up-and-coming NYPD officer who is on the track of a drug trader who is often to be seen at the night club. Their father is the vice police chief but the night club manager has turned his back to his family and even changed his family name. Things are soon getting worse for him.

James Gray

James Gray (New York City, 1969) is a film director and screenwriter. In 1994, at age 25, Gray made his first feature film LITTLE ODESSA, a dark film about a hit man confronted by his younger brother upon returning to his hometown, "Little Odessa," a section of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. In 2000, Miramax released his second film, THE YARDS, a film noir written and shot in 1998. His third film, WE OWN THE NIGHT played in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.