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Joker

Venezia 76 Competition

Director:
Todd Phillips
Production:
Joint Effort (Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger)
Running Time:
118’
Language:
English
Country:
USA
Main Cast:
Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro
Screenplay:
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Cinematographer:
Lawrence Sher
Editor:
Jeff Groth
Production Designer:
Mark Friedberg
Costume Designer:
Mark Bridges
Music:
Hildur Guðnadóttir
Sound:
Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich
Visual Effects:
Doug Facciponti, Jeff Brink
Notes:
18+

Synopsis

Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night... but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Director’s Statement

I was always intrigued by the complexity of Joker and felt his origin would be worth exploring since nobody had really attempted that before. In fact, part of his lore was that he didn’t have a definitive origin, so Scott Silver and I sat down to write a version of how he may have come to be. We included certain elements from the canon and set it in a broken-down Gotham City sometime in the late 1970s-early 1980s, partly because that harkens back to an era of some of the great character studies in film that I’ve always loved. We wrote it with Joaquin Phoenix in mind, because he’s always so transformative in his work and he never goes half-way. Our hope was to create a character that you really feel for, even root for, up until the point that you just can’t anymore.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, - Joint Effort
3903 W Olive Ave, Rm 1140
91505 – Burbank, United States
Tel. +1 818-954-2482
karen.olin@warnerbros.com
Facebook, IG, Twitter: @warnerbrosita

WORLD SALES: Olin Karen - Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures
3903 W Olive Ave, Room 1140
91505 – Burbank, United States
Tel. + 1 818-954-2482
Karen.Olin@warnerbros.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Tinnirello Riccardo - Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia
Via Giacomo Puccini, 6
00198 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 340 5359 659
Riccardo.tinnirello@warnerbros.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Riccardo Mancini Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia
Via Giacomo Puccini, 6
00198 – Roma, Italia
Tel. + 393332491667
riccardo.mancini@warnerbros.com

PRESS OFFICE: Tinnirello Riccardo - Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia
Via Giacomo Puccini, 6
00198 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0644889204
Mob. +39 340 5359 659
Riccardo.tinnirello@warnerbros.com


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