The Family Fang

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US Premiere

USA | 107 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

THE FAMILY FANG

Drama, Comedy
Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman are Annie and Baxter Fang, the offspring and reluctant collaborators of Caleb and Camille Fang (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunket). Celebrated and controversial performance artists, Caleb and Camille’s work put innocent bystanders in the midst of elaborate staged scenes that frequently featured their young children. When the elder Fangs go missing under mysterious circumstances, Annie is convinced it’s just another elaborate prank-cum-art piece, while Baxter suspects something else might be afoot. In digging into the unraveling mystery, the siblings begin to unpack long dormant and unresolved issues from their unorthodox childhoods.

Following up his delightfully raunchy debut Bad Words, Bateman turns his directorial attentions to more mature material, telling a dysfunctional family story that is at once idiosyncratic and identifiable, while never losing his distinctive sense of humor. Deeply felt and caustically funny, Bateman’s sophomore feature is an unpredictable and unique take on the dysfunctional family drama genre.

—Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman was born in Rye, New York. His numerous acting credits include the television series Arrested Development and the films Juno, Up in the Air, This is Where I Leave You, and most recently, The Gift. His directorial credits are Bad Words and The Family Fang.
Director
Jason Bateman
Screenwriter
David Lindsay-Abaire
Producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jason Bateman, James Garavente
Editor
Robert Frazen
Cinematographer
Ken Seng
Executive Producer
Daniel Crown, Matt Salloway, Christina Papagjika, Caroline Jaczko, Anne O'Shea, Martina Lisec, Anton Lessine
Composer
Carter Burwell
Costume Designer
Amy Wescott
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Jason Butler Harner, Kathryn Hahn

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