We Bought a Zoo
A widowed father played by Matt Damon moves to the South Californian country and purchases a zoo with his family
On Film4: 6 Sep 6:25PM
Lang's third US picture, like Fury and You Only Live Once, deals with the subject of crime, but this time in a far less sombre manner. A real curiosity, the film is a lively mixture of musical, romantic comedy, gangster movie, social drama and Brechtian satire, the latter underlined by the songs of Kurt Weill. According to Lang, 'There's no question but Brecht was most responsible for the film.' The setting is a department store whose liberal owner employs mostly former prisoners.
Two of them, Raft and Sidney, fall in love and marry, though he doesn't realize she's an ex-con like him.
Site Editor Michael Leader rounds out our team's picks for this year's London Film Festival... This time last year, I picked a mixture of already-seen and the dying-to-see from the LFF¿s 2014 line-up.
The 59th BFI London Film Festival runs 7th ¿ 18th October ¿ here are Film4 editorial assistant Beth Webb's top 12 picks. We've been a bit spoiled at Film4 this year with six excellent films showing a
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