Trash (2014 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Stephen Daldry|
|Produced by||Tim Bevan|
|Screenplay by||Richard Curtis|
by Andy Mulligan
|Music by||Antônio Pinto|
|Edited by||Elliot Graham|
Working Title Films
|Distributed by||Focus World |
Universal Pictures (Brazil)
|Box office||$5.36 million|
Trash is a 2014 adventure drama thriller film directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Richard Curtis, based on Andy Mulligan's 2010 novel of same name. The film stars Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, and Selton Mello.
Trash follows three Brazilian street teenagers in Rio de Janeiro; Raphael, Gardo, and Rat (Jun-Jun) who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a wallet whose contents bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption. Rather than turn the wallet over to the authorities for a reward, they follow their faith-led belief to do what is right in the face of adversity. As the plot unfolds, one step after the other these teens persevere through unbearable challenges and circumstances.
- Rooney Mara as Sister Olivia
- Martin Sheen as Father Juilliard
- Wagner Moura as José Angelo
- Selton Mello as Federico Gonz
- Stepan Nercessian as Santos
- Rickson Tevez as Raphael
- Eduardo Luis as Gardo
- Gabriel Weinstein as Rat (Jun-Jun)
- Pedro Pauleey as The Cleaner
- Nelson Xavier as Jefferson
- Leandro Firmino
On 5 April 2011, Working Title Films and PeaPie Films acquired the film rights to Andy Mulligan's 2010 adventure thriller novel Trash. Screenwriter Richard Curtis was set to adapt the novel and Stephen Daldry was set to direct the film.
The film was distributed outside of North America by Universal Pictures International. The film had its world premiere at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival on 7 October 2014. It was released in Brazil on 9 October 2014. and in the United Kingdom on 30 January 2015. The film was released in the United States on 9 October 2015, by Focus World in a limited release and through video on demand.
Trash received mixed to positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a score of 63%, an average rating of 5.8/10, based on 40 reviews. The film's consensus states: "Action-packed, funny, and thought-provoking, Trash finds feel-good cinema in real-life squalor without resorting to cheap sentimentality." On Metacritic, the film holds a score of 50 out of 100, based on 18 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
- 2015: BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language (nominated)
- 2014: Rome Film Festival – BNL People's Choice Award: Gala (won)
- 2014: Rome Film Festival – 'Alice in the City' Award (won)
- 2014: Camerimage – Golden Frog: Main Competition (nominated)
- 2014: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Just Film Award: Best Youth Film (nominated)
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