Paperboy, The – dir. Lee Daniels, 2012 – PREMIERE

date: 02/08/2012 time: 19:00 place: PGE Cinema film program: world under canvas film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

USA | 2012 | 107 min
reż|dir Lee Daniels prod|pro Ed Cathell, Lee Daniels, Cassian Elwes, Hilary Shor scen|wr Lee Daniels, Peter Dexter zdj|ph Roberto Schaefer muz|mus Mario Grigorov mon|ed Joe Klotz ob|cast Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, Nikolette Noel, Scott Glenn, David Oyelowo dys|dis Monolith Films


Former maid in the Jansens’ residence, Anita (Macy Gray) reminisces about past events. The story is set in Florida in the summer of 1969 when racial divisions were still of great weight. The eponymous paperboy, Jack, expelled from college for a minor offence, returns to his family house. His older brother Ward (Mathew McConaughey) also comes back to investigate the case of Hillary (John Cussack), who was sentenced to death for killing a police officer. Many circumstantial evidences indicate however that he is not guilty. Although the accused is revolting and by no means arousing sympathy, the reporter along with his colleague and Jack will try to reveal the truth. The situation will change unexpectedly when one of them will fall for Charlotte (Nicole Kidman), not so young anymore but still attractive Hillary’s fiancée.

2012 Cannes FF – Golden Palm nominee

Lee Daniels (1959)
An American director and producer. After graduation he moved to Los Angeles and having sold a well prospering business became involved in the entertainment sector. Afterwards he set up Lee Daniels Entertainment that produced an Oscar-nominee “Monster’s Ball” (2001). In cooperation with the former president Bill Clinton he produced a series of commercials encouraging young, non-white citizens to vote. His second film, “Precious”, brought him numerous nominations to Oscars and awards for the best supporting role (Mo’Nique) and screenplay (Geoffrey Fletcher).