Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn

  • 2019
  • R
  • 144 min
  • USA
  • crime, drama

Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

Director: Edward Norton

Writer: Edward Norton

Stars: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Willem Dafoe

Motherless Brooklyn's imposing length requires patience, but strong performances and a unique perspective make this a mystery worth investigating.

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  • Edward Norton
    Edward Norton
    Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama Primal Fear garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Two years later, his lead role as a reformed white power skinhead in American History X earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor. His...

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Source: based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem

Motion Picture Rating: R

Genres: crime, drama

Keywords: based on novel or book, noir, tourette syndrome, brooklyn, new york city, private detective, murder investigation, 1950s

Categories: 1950s, new york city, murder investigation, tourette syndrome, neo noir, racism, private detective


Producer: Edward Norton, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane, Bill Migliore, Michael Bederman

Editor: Joe Klotz

Director of photography: Dick Pope

Original music composer: Daniel Pemberton

Costume design: Amy Roth

Production design: Beth Mickle

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 144 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color