1h50 / 35 mm / couleur / vostf / copie neuve restaurée Screenplay : John Cassavetes Casting : Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Julie Carmen, Buck Henry, Ferrucio Harvatin Production : Columbia Pictures Corporation Cinematography : Fred Schuler Editing : George C. Villasenor Music : Bill Conti Distribution : Mission Distribution Award obtained : Lion d’Or, Mostra de Venise 1980 / Golden Lion, 1980 Venice International Film Festival
The Mafia has just murdered the Dawns who left their son, Little Phil, in the care of their neighbour Gloria Swenson just before they die. The father bequeathed him an incriminating register that endangers the two survivors and lead them to a relentlessly escape.
Cassavetes is coming back to the East Coast with a film to the glory of Gena Rowlands, the director's muse. Melodrama and documentary crudeness are combined in this shifting urban geography both realistic and oneiric. A vital film about the impossibility to find peace.