Brick

Directed by Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson’s Sundance-winner is a teen flick with a twist, relocating the generic norms of traditional film noir to a Southern California high school., and employing a forties-influenced private dick dialect all of its own.

When outsider Brendan’s ex-girlfriend is found dead, he is compelled to investigate and finds himself drawn into the dark world of suburban drug dealing. Brick offers the cynicism of noir as a metaphor for the isolation of adolescence.

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Languages:
English

Duration:
110 minutes

Country of origin:
USA

Year of production:
2005