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‘Manodrome’ trailer hits: Jesse Eisenberg leads the cast of festival hit

by Paul Heath

A new trailer has landed for the festival fave Manodrome, a new film led by Jesse Eisenberg and Odessa Young. This one first hit screens in Berlin earlier this year, where we caught it, and it will start to roll out on screens starting in the US in November.

I described the film as Joker and Taxi Driver by way of Uncut Gems at the time and, looking back, probably still stand by that. It’s a great movie.

Here’s the synopsis.

Ralphie (Jesse Eisenberg) is a man wrestling with outside forces and the demons within when he meets a mysterious family of men who welcome him as one of their own. As Ralphie struggles to define himself, pressure mounts and a powder keg is lit that will blow a hole in the lives of everyone he touches. Joining Eisenberg in an all-star cast are Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and the unforgettable Odessa Young. Experience a thrilling film about one man’s discovery that there is nowhere to hide from yourself.

A little from my review: “A film that will no doubt divide audiences upon release – which is how it should be. I was bowled over by it all and am still thinking about it days after seeing it. Moody, impressive, very intense and supremely violent, Manodrome will bowl you over with its fine performances and mercurial atmosphere. A stunning piece of work.”

Check out the full review here.

Manodrome will open on VOD and select US cinemas through Lionsgate on 17th November. No UK release as yet though.

Here’s the trailer.

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