The Humbling

The Humbling

Director: Barry Levinson

Cast: Al Pacino, Dianee Wiest, Greta Gerwig, Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgwick

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English

Plot

The Humbling is a black comedy about Simon Axler. He is a successful actor who takes a tumble from the stage while performing Shakespeare. He suffers from mental illness and has trouble differentiating between reality and fantasy, which ultimately leads him to retire from the stage. The daughter of Simon’s old acting friend decides to move into his house and they soon develop a strange and dysfunctional relationship that draws the attention of her parents. Meanwhile, Simon’s agent Charles Grodin tries to get him back on his feet and back to work.
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 110 min.
Production: AMBI
Distribution: VVS Films

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Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to LA where he began his entertainment career as an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer for Carol Burnett and Mel Brooks in the 1970s. His film directorial debut was Diner (1982). A series of acclaimed films followed, including The Natural (1984) and Good Morning, Vietnam (1987). His 1988 film Rain Man earned him an Academy Award for Best Director.

 

 


Italiano

Trama

Il protagonista di questo racconto è Simon Axler, un grande attore di teatro un po’ in là con gli anni, che non riesce più a recitare, a sentire il pubblico, a nutrire il suo dono. Incalzato dalla depressione, tenta un maldestro suicidio nella sua casa nel Connecticut. Soccorso dal suo agente, che vorrebbe convincerlo a tornare in scena, e ‘riabilitato’ in un ospedale psichiatrico, Axler incontra una giovane donna e con lei una ragione di vita. Giovane ed eccentrica, Pegeen, sembra la risposta alle preghiere di Simon ma il principio di realtà avrà la meglio sui progetti senili dell’attore, che troverà inShakespeare pace e ispirazione.
Nazione: USA
Anno: 2014
Genere: Commedia, Drammatico
Durata: 110 min.
Produzione: AMBI
Distribuzione: VVS Films

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Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

Nato a Baltimora, Maryland, il 6 aprile 1942, Barry Levinson ha iniziato la sua carriera in televisione. Dopo la sua prima regia, Levinson dirige Il migliore (1984), con Robert Redford, e Piramide di Paura (1985), scritto da Chris Columbus e prodotto da Steven Spielberg. Levinson ha diretto Liberty Heights (1999), ambientato nella Baltimora degli anni ’50 come il suo primo film.

 

 


Français

Résumé

The Humbling est une comédie noire sur Simon Axler, un célèbre comédien de théâtre qui perd soudainement et inexplicablement son don; il souffre d’une maladie mentale et a du mal à différencier entre réalité et fantasme, n’arrive plus à sentir le public et nourrir son art, ce qui l’amène finalement à se retirer de la scène. Pressé par la dépression, Simon tente de se suicider dans sa maison au Connecticut. Sauvé par son agent, il est réhabilité dans un hôpital psychiatrique. À ce point il rencontre Pegeen, une excentrique femme lesbienne, deux fois plus jeune que lui, qui devient sa raison de vivre. À la fin, il retrouve son feu sacré, sa paix et son inspiration dans Shakespeare.
Pays: USA
Anneé: 2014
Genre: Comédie, Drama
Duration: 110 min.
Production: AMBI
Distributeur: VVS Films

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Toronto
15 juin 2015
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Vaughan
16 juin 2015
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Montreal
15 juin 2015
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Quebec City
15 juin 2015
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17 juin 2015
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18 juin 2015
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Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson est un réalisateur, acteur, scénariste et producteur américain, né à Baltimore. Parmi ses films les plus connus, on compte Young Sherlock Holmes (Le Secret de la pyramide), produit par Steven Spielberg, et Good Morning, Vietnam. En 1984 il a dirigé Robert Redford en The Natural (Le Meilleur), et son film de 1988 Rain Man lui a valu un Academy Award comme meilleur réalisateur.

 


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