Archive of films Edmond / Edmond

USA / France / United Kingdom
2005, 76 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2006

Successful businessman Edmond tells his wife he has never loved her and leaves. But, as he soon finds out, his decision to indulge in life’s lurid pleasures is easier said than done. A portrayal of the madness of an average man who rises up against the mechanisms of society. Based on a screenplay by David Mamet, the film stars William H. Macy, perfectly cast as an ordinary man who is unable to come to terms with his inner aggression.


Synopsis

Edmond Burke, a successful businessman, is walking home from work along the street of an unnamed urban metropolis. When a fortune-teller tells him: “You are not where you belong,” these words start to echo in his mind and determine all his subsequent actions. Arriving home, Edmond starts arguing with his wife, he tells her he has never loved her and leaves. But, as he soon finds out, his decision to indulge in life’s lurid pleasures is easier said than done. As he drifts through a series of back-street peep-shows and men’s clubs, he balks at the price tags on human merchandise. Yet, before the night is over, he will have committed murder… A portrayal of the madness of an average man who rises up against the mechanisms of society. Based on a screenplay by David Mamet, the film stars William H. Macy, perfectly cast as an ordinary man who is unable to come to terms with his inner aggression.

About the director

Stuart Gordon (b. 1947, Chicago) initially worked in television. In 1985 he directed his first horror film The Re-Animator. A year later he made another H. P. Lovercraft movie, From Beyond. Subsequent films: Dolls (1987), Robot Jox (1990), The Pit and the Pendulum (1990), Fortress (1993), Castle Freak (1995), Space Truckers (1996), The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998), Dagon (2001), King of the Ants (2003), Edmond (2005).

Contacts

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Stuart Gordon
Screenplay: David Mamet
Dir. of Photography: Denis Maloney
Music: Bobby Johnston
Editor: Andy Horvitch
Producer: Chris Hanley, Molly Hassell
Production: Muse Productions
Cast: William H. Macy, Julia Stiles, Rebecca Pidgeon, Denise Richards, Debi Mazar
Contact: Wild Bunch
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