When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. How far is he willing to go?

United States 2014
  • Czech
117 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a young man who makes a living and believes he has what it takes to make it big one day. When he goes to a stolen metals salvage yard one night, he witnesses an accident that tabloid reporters immediately descend on to film and then monetize the footage. Bloom immediately recognizes a unique opportunity. He gets a camera, a police radio and gets to work. Soon he is able to hire an assistant (Riz Ahmed) and find a steady outlet for his reportings, which is a Los Angeles television station. He has a flair for dramatic coverage of events, and when he is once incredibly lucky to find himself at the scene of a robbery before the police, he decides to make the best of it, regardless of journalistic or human ethics.

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Director: Dan Gilroy
Screenplay: Dan Gilroy
Cinematography: Robert Elswit
Music: James Newton Howard
Sound: Scott Martin Gershin, Andy Koyama, Martyn Zub
Editing: John Gilroy
Production Design: Kevin Kavanaugh
Producer: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak
Costumes: Amy Westcott
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Papajohn, Marco Rodríguez, Bill Paxton, James Huang, Kent Shocknek, Pat Harvey, Sharon Tay, Rick Garcia, Leah Fredkin

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 – Dan Gilroy, David Lancaster, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Fox, Michel Litvak, Tony Gilroy (Best First Feature)

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 – Dan Gilroy (Best Screenplay)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2015 – Dan Gilroy (Directors to Watch)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.