Goliath

With some prestigious shorts already under their belt, the Zellner brothers position themselves within the American indie panorama with the unclassifiable Goliath, their first feature film to be selected at the Sundance Film Festival. A lost cat (animals are a constant element in their earlier work) becomes the obsession of the main protagonist (David Zellner, starring alongside his brother Nathan and his friend, Andrew Bujalski – who directed the superb Support the Girls). Recently divorced, he is a mediocre individual earning a living with a job he has no interest in. His cat Goliath, the only thing that remains of his marriage, becomes his pathetic obsession in this poignant, hilarious, desperate comedy with aspects of devastating drama at times. As dark as it is fun, Goliath is an excellent example of how the Zellner brothers see cinema: on the border of everything, on no one’s land.

Year: 2008
Runtime: 80 min
Country: USA
Direction: David Zellner
Screenplay: David Zellner
Cinematography: Jim Eastburn
OST: René Jones-Jones
Cast: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Caroline O'Connor
Genre: Comedy

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2019