American Animals
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Genre:
Crime, Drama
Duration:
1 hours 56 minutes
Age restriction:
R13
Director:
Bart Layton
Actors:
Peggy Guggenheim,
Justin Pemberton,
Udo Kier,
Evan Peters,
Jared Abrahamson,
American Animals

Nobody wants to be ordinary

Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school’s library. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.

 

”A Brit with a sociological bent, Layton roots the story in a mixture of peer pressure, toxic masculinity, and the dread of young men who feel the fruits of capitalism growing beyond their reach.” – Variety

”The embrace of factualitys? slippery nature lends the film a delirious headiness, turning what might otherwise have been just another true-crime story into something more philosophical and complex.” – Washington Post

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