Edmond Burke (William H. Macy) a staid salaryman with a
comfortable existence, abruptly leaves his wife (Rebecca
Pidgeon) one night after a dire fortune telling.
In the hours that follow, he taps into a bleak reality that shatters what remains of his sanity in this urgent, thought-provoking drama based on a David Mamet play.
After getting ripped off by some thugs and pawning his wedding ring, Edmond buys a knife to protect himself from the violence with which he is quickly becoming familiar; when he is again threatened on the street, he rises to the occasion with bitter hatred and his own shocking violence.
Macy's performance is astounding as a man buffeted by forces outside his comprehension, while the film uses unflinching realism to address aspects of urban life, including racism, the sex industry, and the indifference with which we treat one another.
He is supported by a cast that includes Julia Stiles (THE OMEN), Joe Mantegna (KIM POSSIBLE), Debi Mazar (ENTOURAGE), Mena Suvari (AMERICAN BEAUTY), Denise Richards (LOVE, ACTUALLY), and Bai Ling (THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY).
Whilst this movie screens as part of the CINE-EXCESS Cult Film Conference, tickets are available to the public.
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