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Little Men

85 min.
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Greg Kinnear
Paulina Gracia
Jennifer Ehle
Theo Taplitz
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«Why they’re still mad on us?» · «Our parents are involved in a business matter and it’s getting ugly. So they’re taking it out on us.» Summer in Brooklyn. Jake’s parents have just moved into the house that used to belong to his grandfather. Tony’s mother has been renting the shop on the ground floor forever. The two 13-year-olds quickly discover their shared interest in art, computer games and girls. Together, they dream of transferring to the renowned La Guardia High School in the autumn. Soon they become allies, not only against the other boys on the block, but also when it comes to the rent dispute between their parents. Attempting to stem the inexorable effect the adult world is having on their genuine friendship, they stage a headstrong protest. Once again renowned Indie director Ira Sachs intuitively explores the family and moral conflicts with emotional depth.


Born in Memphis, USA in 1965, Sachs’ work has already screened in the Berlinale Panorama section in 2005 with FORTY SHADES OF BLUE, in 2010 with LAST ADDRESS and in 2012 with KEEP THE LIGHTS ON which won the Teddy Award. In 2013 he was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

FILMOGRAFIE Ira Sachs (selection)

2016 Little Men  2014 Love Is Strange  2012 Keep The Lights On  2009 Last Address  2007 Married Life  2005 Forty Shades of Blue  2002 Untitled  2002 Get it while you can  2000 10/26/00  1997 The Delta  1994 Lady  1992 Vaudeville 

Interview with Ira Sachs

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