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A Single Man (2009)

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Drama, Romance |

A Single Man is a American drama film based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. The directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford, the film stars Colin Firth, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of George Falconer, a depressed, homosexual British university professor living in Southern California in 1962.

The film premiered on September 11, 2009 at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, and went on the film festival circuit. After it screened at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival, The Weinstein Company picked it up for distribution in the United States and Germany.

On November 30, 1962, a month after the Cuban Missile Crisis, George Falconer is a middle-aged English college professor living in Los Angeles. George dreams that he encounters the body of his longtime partner, Jim, at the scene of the car accident that took Jim’s life eight months earlier. He bends down to kiss his dead lover. After awakening, George delivers a voiceover discussing the pain and depression he has endured since Jim’s death and his intention to commit suicide that evening.

George receives a phone call from his dearest friend, Charley, who projects lightheartedness despite her also being miserable. George goes about his day putting his affairs in order and focusing on the beauty of isolated events, believing he is seeing things for the last time. At times, he recalls his sixteen-year-long relationship with Jim.

Director: Tom Ford

Writers: Christopher Isherwood (novel), Tom Ford, David Scearce

Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins

Cast:

Colin FirthGeorge
Julianne MooreCharley
Nicholas HoultKenny
Matthew GoodeJim
Jon KortajarenaCarlos
Paulette LamoriAlva
Ryan SimpkinsJennifer Strunk
Ginnifer GoodwinMrs. Strunk
Teddy SearsMr. Strunk
Paul ButlerChristopher Strunk
Aaron SandersTom Strunk
Aline WeberLois
Keri Lynn PrattBlonde Secretary
Jenna GaviganOther Secretary #1
Alicia CarrOther Secretary #2
Lee PaceGrant
Adam ShapiroMyron
Marlene MartinezMaria
Ridge CanipeYoung Boy
Elisabeth HarnoisYoung Woman
Erin DanielsBank Teller
Nicole SteinwedellDoris
Tricia MunfordCashier
Don Bachardy
Brad BenedictTennis Player
Richard BuckleyMan in Waiting Room
Janelle GillRifle Girl
Brent GorskiWalter
Jon HammHank Ackerley (voice)
Janet LeighMarion Crane (archive footage)
Patrizia MilanoFaculty Member
Arnold MonteyTeacher
Mimi PageParty Girl
Elizabeth ReynoldsHistory Teacher
Frank RuhlTennis Player
Melissa Goodwin ShepherdStudent
Bria SherinianCollege Student
Gary SieversTeacher
Sarah SmickBookstore Cashier

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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