Frank

Feature Film | UK 2014 | 95' | OV

Michael Fassbender is known for his choice of extreme film roles, but FRANK was a special challenge. Almost throughout the entire film, he had to don a big papier-mâché head that completely covered up his eyes and mouth. He plays the mysterious singer and »head« of a band of eccentrics that does everything to prove that genius and madness are very close cousins. By sheer coincidence, keyboard player Jon ends up joining the group. A perfectly ordinary office worker, he spends months with the band and their leader in disguise, holed up in a cabin in the forest to record a new album. As the band does not seem to care about publicity, Jon organizes a performance at the trendy SXSW festival in Austin. Obviously, that excursion turns out to be anything but a smooth trip. The delightfully wacky tragicomedy is based on a true story: screenwriter Jon Ronson (THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS) drew on his own experiences playing keyboard for »Oh Blimey Big Band,« whose lead singer Frank Sidebottom also wore a huge papier-mâché head on stage.

Im Anschluss an die Filmvorführung findet im King Georg eine SXSW® Party statt

In cooperation with SXSW®

Director
Lenny Abrahamson
Script
Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan
Producers
David Baron, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe
Executive Producers
Tessa Ross, Katherine Butler and Andrew Lowe
Photography
James Mather
Editor
Nathan Nugent
Music
Stephen Rennicks
Production Design
Richard Bullock
Casting
Fiona Weir
Principal Cast
Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy

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Selected filmography Lenny Abrahamson

ADAM & PAUL (2004), PROSPERITY (2007), WHAT RICHARD DID (2012)