Before the Devil Knows Your Dead

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Before the Devil Knows Your Dead At the ripe age of 83, long-time Hollywood director Sidney Lumet presents a Crime/Drama under the weighty title of Before the Devil Knows Your Dead . The movie is a gritty, intense thriller that exposes some of the darkest parts of human nature. Released in 2007, the movie stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Andy) and Ethan Hawke (Hank) as dissimilar brothers who attempt to commit a “victimless crime” and end up destroying their lives in the process. Hank is a pretty typical dead-beat Dad who can’t pay his child support or his other bills and is having an affair with Andy’s wife. Andy is successful in appearance, he has a good job, an attractive wife and a nice apartment, but his flaws lie deeper under the surface than with his brother Hank. In reality, Andy is a bad husband who embezzles money from his real estate company to pay for his heroin addiction. Andy devises a plan to rob his own parent’s jewelry story, which is insured, so he figures that no one would get hurt. He couldn’t have been more wrong. The salient techniques exhibited in this film follow modern trends of naturalism.
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