Archive of films Concussion / Concussion

2013, 93 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2013

Abby takes an accidental blow to the head from a baseball – and decides to fundamentally change her life as a housewife. By day she secretly begins working as a prostitute specializing in wealthy female customers.… Reminiscent of a cross between The Kids Are All Right and Belle de jour, Stacie Passon’s debut drama focuses on a lesbian relationship in crisis.


Abby suffers a chance blow to the head – and then wakes up with the feeling that passion has slipped out of her life. Until now, the housewife has lived a quiet but elegant suburban existence raising two kids with lawyer Kate. But now she decides to fundamentally change things: she rents an apartment in Manhattan and begins to work by day as a high-end prostitute. Abby chooses her rich female clients with great care, but the varied experiences from her secret existence begin to influence her family life and her common sense.… Stacie Passon’s debut employs playful and provocative intelligence to comment on a case of lost passion in a relationship and on the alienation of a modern, emancipated woman. Reminiscent of a cross between the tragicomedy The Kids Are All Right and Belle de jour, the movie stands out for Robin Weigert’s powerful lead performance. After a successful premiere at the Sundance festival, the director picked up a Teddy at this year’s Berlinale.

About the director

Stacie Passon (b. 1969, Detroit, Michigan) is an American screenwriter and director who has produced and directed a number of commercials (including spots for Atlantic Records, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and Sony Music). She and director-producer Rose Troche produced the independent, gender sci-fi flick Elliot King Is Third (2013). Concussion is her feature film debut. She is currently working on her second feature and on a pilot for a new television series entitled "Animals.”


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
Director: Stacie Passon
Screenplay: Stacie Passon
Dir. of Photography: David Kruta
Music: Barb Morrison
Editor: Anthony Cupo
Producer: Rose Troche
Production: Concussion LLC, Razorwire Films, Cliff Chenfeld Productions, The Group Films
Cast: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Ben Shenkman, Julie Fain Lawrence
Contact: Kew Media Group

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