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NO WAY HOME

SYNOPSIS:
Released after six years in prison, Joey Larabito (Roth) does not seem the type to have committed a crime, let alone murder. Joey returns to his childhood home, where his older brother Tommy (Russo) now lives with his wife Lorrain (Kara Unger). But are things as they seem? Is Tommy, who deals in a little marijuana to make ends meet, as innocent as he says; is Joey, the soft-spoken man keen to rebuild his life, capable of murder?

"No Way Home is a character driven drama that leaves a powerful impact. Buddy Giovinazzo has written a keenly observant script that reveals new elements about its characters cleverly throughout the film. And they are interesting and well-established characters that he has created; Tim Roth is haunting as Joey Larabito, the slightly slow younger brother with the hang-dog expression, trying desperately to piece his life back together. The subtle way that Roth develops his character from being the detached observer to finding his footing in life is masterful: Roth is an actor who gets under the skin of his characters. James Russo ably shows the complexity of his likeable rogue of a brother Tommy, the manipulative, charming bludger who is intrinsically weak and is quick to shift blame from himself. Deborah Unger gives a complementary serene performance as Lorrain, the wife resigned to the limitations of her life. It is a film of contrasts, with the three main characters being so different to each other in every way. There is a certain poignancy and sadness to the characters; yet they are so closely linked and bonded, by blood and commitment. It is an engrossing film which lingers, and while the violence is graphic, it is not the violence that delivers the greatest impact, but the weaknesses and strength of the characters that we meet."
Louise Keller

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Tim Roth - "haunting"


James Russo - "complex"


Deborah Kara Unger - "a serene performance"

NO WAY HOME (R)
(US)

CAST: Tim Roth, James Russo, Deborah Kara Unger

DIRECTOR: Buddy Giovinazzo

PRODUCER: Lisa Bruce, Robert Nickson

SCRIPT: Buddy Giovinazzo

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Claudia Raschke

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Phyllis Cedar

RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Globe

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: June 5, 1997







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