Director: Noah Buschel
Cast: Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan, Frank Wood
Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Mature themes, coarse language and drug use
“Dreamy and delightful.”
David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“Moody, modern and oddly irresistible. Mr. Shannon’s performance is a marvel.”
Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A clever, cool spin on the classic private eye story with a real sincerity and something to say about who we are and the stuff we have to deal with when we wake up every morning in the horrible, beautiful world.”
James Rocchi, CINEMATICAL
Rosow is awoken – hungover as always – at an obscenely early hour by his mobile phone. Get to the Chicago railway station by 7, he’s told. Board the California Zephyr train to L.A; there’s a man to tail. Five hundred dollars a day, plus expenses … not including gin.
The caller’s assistant Miss Charley (Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone) is waiting outside his apartment with a down-payment and a photo, and Rosow’s soon on the case, one that plunges him headlong into a tale of seduction, deceit and corruption – and that leads him inextricably deep into his own profoundly-troubled past…
Deliciously set in a post 9/11 world littered with moral and political anxiety, THE MISSING PERSON gets right to the heart of the classic noirs of the 40s and 50s. Awash with desaturated colour and a judicious jazz score, the action plays out with rich dialogue, surreal humour and neatly inverted expectations.