Things are worse for Bill than he admits. Unknown to his family, he has lost his job as an insurance broker. The bank shows no understanding when he fails to keep up his mortgage payments and this brings him to the brink of financial ruin. Like so many Americans, he is under enormous financial pressure. Bill's strictly moralistic world view crumbles. Propelled by his need to survive Scanlin turns to crime and before long he becomes a modern Robin Hood who carefully chooses his victims before giving them a lesson. His new friend is a policeman who doesn't exactly follow the law to the letter. "Films that affect me the most are films that function like songs. A good song elicits great emotion and identification for the listener, but when you sit with a friend and discuss the lyrics, you often come up with completely different interpretations of their meaning. I urge people to experience this film by allowing themselves to project their own lives onto Bill. Walk in his shoes, make his mistakes, suffer his failures and rejoice in his victories. And when it's over, debate it with others and like with any good work of art: disagree." [Saar Klein]
Saar Klein (1967, Jerusalem) is a film editor who has been nominated twice for Academy Awards, for The Thin Red Line by Terrence Malick in 1999, along with co-editors Leslie Jones and Billy Weber; and for Almost Famous by Cameron Crowe in 2000, along with Joe Hutsching. For his editing of the latter film Klein also received an ACE Eddie Award. He emigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of 10, and received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1989. Klein got his start in editing as an intern for editor Joe Hutshing on the film JFK (directed by Oliver Stone, 1991). He edited his first film on his own, For Which He Stands, by Nelson McCormick, in 1996. Klein edited The Bourne Identity by Doug Liman in 2002. He subsequently co-edited Terrence Malick’s The New World (2005), together with Richard Chew, Hank Corwin and Mark Yoshikawa. Things People Do, which premiered at the Berlinale (Panorama), is Klein’s first film as a director.
2014 Things People Do
10/12/2014 h 21:30: PalaNoir 1
JEFFERY DEAVER - RAYMOND CHANDLER AWARD
Presented by Dario Argento