Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Son of a Gun

Year: 2014
Country: AUSTRALIA
Run Time: 108 minutes

Son of a Gun
Son of a Gun
Son of a Gun
Son of a Gun

Young J.R. arrives to prison looking confused, curiously observing the other inmates and their behavior. When he declines to add any friends or family to his phone list, it becomes clear there's no one waiting for him on the outside. His bunkmate is unusually paranoid, and when J.R. finds out why, he tries to help. Unfortunately, his assistance only puts him in danger. Brendan (Ewan McGregor), a seasoned criminal with a lengthy sentence, sees all of this as an opportunity. He offers J.R. protection in exchange for his word that when he's released in six months, he'll come back to break Brendan out. Eager to avoid trouble, and naive to the strings attached, J.R. accepts. He upholds his end of the deal, only to find himself becoming a lackey in a world of organized crime. It becomes increasingly clear Brendan got the better end of the bargain. Can J.R. flip the tables and truly find freedom? SON OF A GUN is equal parts drama and action, featuring a standout lead performance from young Aussie, Brenton Thwaites. – E.F

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Director
Julius Avery

Julius Avery is an Australian filmmaker with a Master's degree from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. His 2008 film "Jerrycan" won the Short Film Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography
SON OF A GUN (2014)

Producer
Timothy White

Screenwriting
Julius Avery, John Collee

Cinematography
Nigel Bluck

Editing
Jack Hutchings

Principal Cast
Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander

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