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Indignation

Acclaimed screenwriter (The Ice Storm) and producer of some of the best American films of the last two decades (Lost in Translation, Brokeback Mountain), James Schamus makes his directorial debut with this insightful and beautifully acted adaptation of Philip Roths 2008 novel. Indignation casts Logan Lerman as college freshman Marcus Messner, the son of a Jewish Newark butcher, whos been sent to small Winesburg College in Ohio to pursue his ambitions of becoming a lawyer, and to avoid the Korean War, which has begun killing boys from his close-knit community. Smart and principled (perhaps to a fault, the movie argues), avowed atheist Marcus clashes with the morals of his Christian college (especially those of a devout dean, played with stern certitude by Tracy Letts), and with his own sense of propriety, after he meets a beautiful, troubled fellow student, Olivia (Sarah Gadon&). Indignation is essentially about the rigidity of institutions  academic, religious, philosophical  restricting and thwarting, but also shaping, youthful idealism.

Year: 2016
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Director: James Schamus
Starring: Logan Lerman, Linda Emond, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Danny Burstein
Duration: 106 Minutes
Rating: M - Violence, offensive language and sex scenes
6.8/10
Location in store: Drama

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