The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The

2h 40min  |  Drama  |  Release Date: 27.01.2008

Jesse James (Brad Pitt) was one of America’s first bona fide celebrities. There have been countless books written and tales told about America’s most famous outlaw—all of them colorful and fascinating, all focused on his larger-than-life public persona and daring exploits, and most of them bearing only incidental reference to the truth.

To those he robbed and terrorized, and to the families of those he admittedly killed, he may have been just a criminal, but in the sensational newspaper articles and dime novels Jesse was the object of awe and admiration. He was a Robin Hood, they suggested, targeting railroad owners and banks that exploited poor farmers. Foremost among his admirers was Robert Ford (Casey Affleck), an idealistic and ambitious young man who had devoted his life to the hope of one day riding alongside his idol.

But who was Jesse James, really—behind the folklore and the selling of newspapers? And who was Robert Ford, just nineteen and a member of Jesse’s inner circle, who was able to bring down such a formidable figure when lawmen across ten states had tried and failed? No one will ever know the whole truth.

The film stars Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Paul Schneider, Jeremy Renner, Zooey Deschanel and Sam Rockwell. Written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik (“Chopper”), based on the novel by Ron Hansen.

Viewers under 12 not allowed (K-12)

The film can be seen only during the Coca-Cola Plaza Movie Week! In English, without Estonian subtitles!

    

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