American Pastoral (2016)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 48 mins

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A Jewish man falls in love and marries a devout Catholic woman. They have a beautiful daughter, who grows up with their love, but her political affiliation and choices in life, threaten to destroy them all. What will the future hold in store for them?
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Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly

Crew: Ewan McGregor (Director), Martin Ruhe (Director of Photography), Alexandre Desplat (Music Director)

Rating: NC16 (Singapore)

Genres: Crime, Drama

Release Dates: 04 May 2017 (Malaysia), 27 Oct 2016 (Singapore), 03 Nov 2016 (United Arab Emirates)

Tagline: A radically ordinary story

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Did you know? Paul Bettany was cast as Swedee, Jennifer Connelly as his wife and Evan Rachel Wood as their daughter. All dropped out after the movie spend many years in development. Read More
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as Seymour 'Swede' Levov
as Glove Factory Worker
as Glove Factory Worker
as Young Guardsman
as Art Gallery Patron
as Apprentice
as Demonstrator #2
as Jesse Orcutt
as Merry Levov
as Russ Hamlin
as NYPD Motorcycle Officer
as Nathan Zuckerman
as Bill Orcutt
as Demonstrator #1
as Glove Factory Worker
as Hospital Nurse
as Art Gallery Patron
as Rioter
as Merry Levov (age 12)
as Class Reunion Attendee
as Sanatorium Nurse
as High School Classmate
as Art Gallery Patron
as Brad Towell / Dancer at reunion
as Sylvia Levov
as Riot #3
as Demonstrator #5
as Class Reunion Attendee
as National Guardsman
as Lyndon Johnson
Supporting Actor
as Pedestrian 1972 sequence
as Dr. Sheila Smith
as Mourner / Train Passenger / Pedestrian
as Merry Levov (age 8)
as Cop Near Train Station
as Lou Levov
as Reunion Attendee
as Reunion Classmate
as Reunion Greeter #2
as Jerry Levov
as Delivery Truck Driver
as Demonstrator #3
as Reunion Greeter #1
as Sanitorium Worker
as Vicky
as Rita Cohen
as Funeral Mourner
as Demonstrator #4


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Production Accountant
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Screenplay Writer
Script Supervisor

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Director of Photography
Digital Imaging Technician
Still Photographer
Key Grip


Music Director
Music Label
Music Coordinator
Music Editor


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Art Director
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Assistant Props Master
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First Assistant Editor


Location Scout

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Makeup Supervisor

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Special Effects Coordinator
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Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Driver

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Visual Effects Supervisor
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Digital Compositor


Transportation Coordinator
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A radically ordinary story
When Swede and teen Merry talk in her bedroom, the LP cover at the front of a stack of records on the floor changes
The novel that inspired the film won author Philip Roth the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1998

While shooting on location, Ewan McGregor would hone his New Jersey accent by listening to recordings of Ray Liotta

Ewan MacGregor insisted on the rehearsals and clearing the set for the actors to become familiar with each other and their characters so they could comfortably work together before shooting any scenes

Phillip Noyce was set to direct but drop out

The script has been written as early as 2006

American Pastoral is Ewan McGregor's feature directorial debut

Paul Bettany was cast as Swedee, Jennifer Connelly as his wife and Evan Rachel Wood as their daughter. All dropped out after the movie spend many years in development.
Filming Start Date:
21 Sep 2015