John Trengove, UK, USA 2023, 95’
Polish premiere
Lousy Carter Sometimes I Think About Dying

When Ralphie (Jesse Eisenberg), a New York City Uber driver, gets into trouble, a helping hand comes from a brotherhood of men who’ve been through the wringer, led by Dan (Adrien Brody). But when does fraternity cross into misogyny and belonging become a cult? Manodrome examines the transformations of modern masculinity.

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Adam Kruk

John Trengove

Born in 1978 in Johannesburg, John Trengrove is a director and screenwriter. He studied at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York and began directing films, TV series, commercials, as well as theatre productions in the United States. The Wound, produced in South Africa, dedicated to the ritual of male initiation called ulwaluko, screened at Sundance and Berlinale, but evoked protests at domestic screenings. His latest, Manodrome, produced in the USA and featuring an all-star cast, also examines the condition of modern masculinity.

Selected filmography

2000 I'll Take You by Force on the Living Room Rug (short)

2013 Muscle Jew

2014 iBhokhwe / The Goat (short)

2017 Inxeba. Zakazana ścieżka / The Wound

2023 Manodrom / Manodrome

Cast & Crew

director John Trengove
screenplay John Trengove
cinematography Wyatt Garfield
editing Julie Monroe, Matthew Swanepoel
music Christopher Stracey
cast Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody, Odessa Young, Sallieu Sesay, Philip Ettinger, Ethan Suplee, Evan Joningkeit
producer Gina Gammell, Ben Giladi, Riley Keough, Ryan Zacarias
production Capstone Studios, Felix Culpa, Liminal Content
sales Park Circus
language English
coloration colour
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