Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Patrick deWitt, John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix excel as sibling hitmen in gold rush Oregon, on the hunt for a hermit alchemist who claims to have a method for identifying gold.
When the pair send detective John Morris (Jake Gyllenhaal) ahead, the latter falls for the alchemist’s tales, and ultimately the conflict of interest leads to violence in this shaggy tale with terrific performances, comic moments and some profound musings on life.
Wild Strawberries is our film club for over 55s. Tickets: €5.50 including regular tea/coffee before the event. If you happen to look younger, please don’t take offence if we ask your age. Please note this film contains scenes of a violent nature.
Notes by Alicia McGivern