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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Bob Roberts

Fortnight 1992, Feature film, 1 H 40

Synopsis

1990. Right wing folksinger Bob Roberts is running for the U.S. Senate, creating quite a sensation in his Pennsylvania Election Tour. Playing to sold out audiences across the state, Roberts sings out for a return to values he may or may not have. Investigative journalist Bugs Raplin contends that Roberts is involved in drug smuggling, and tries to corner the candidate for an interview. Raplin is brushed off by the men behind Bob Roberts. Roberts trails in the polls behind liberal Senator Brickley Paiste. Bugs Raplin, in the course of his investigation, unearths evidence connecting Bob to a failed S & L. The story breaks and the Roberts’ campaign is in trouble…

Director

Tim Robbins

He was born in New York. He played experimental theater when he was a kid. He studied theater at the Los Angeles university. He founded a company when he was a student: he directed and played Ubu roi. The company created other plays. He performed in cinema with directors like Rob Reiner, Tony Bill, Ron Shelton, Terry Jones, for example. He is the main character in The Player, by Robert Altman, shown in Cannes in 1992. He started direction with the film Bob Roberts.

Alan Rickman
Brian Murray
Fred Ward
Giancarlo Esposito
Gore Vidal
James Spader
John Cusak
John Ottavino
Pamela Ree
Ray Wise
Rebecca Jenkins
Susan Sarandon
Tim Robbins

Screenplay
Tim Robbins

Image
Jean Lépine

Sound
Stephen Halbert

Editing
Lisa Churgin

Music
David Robbins

Set decoration
Richard Hoover

PRODUCTION : Working Title VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Manifesto Films Sales