Premiering a year ago at the Venice Film Festival, Ramin Bahrani‘s (“Man Push Cart,” “Goodbye Solo“) latest “99 Homes” has taken a little while to arrive in cinemas. But it’s finally on the way, and a powerful new clip is here for the drama set against the backdrop of the worldwide economic crisis and foreclosure fallout of the past seven years.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern, the story follows a young man recently evicted from his home who decides to get into the repo business himself and comes under the wing of a ruthless businessman. Here’s the official synopsis:
In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Academy nominee Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes – gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place. Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost – on Carver’s orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.
In our review, Jessica Kiang raved that “It is important that you see this film,” and you can do just that starting on September 25th. Check out a new clips, an interview with Dern, and new images below.