Good Time

Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, USA 2017, 101’
Heaven Knows What

In Good Time from the Safdie brothers, a dark fascination with New York's underworld, reminiscent of Martin Scorcese's  Taxi Driver, meets the dizzying tempo, adrenaline rushes and stylistic changes that audiences may associate with Nicolas Winding Refn's  Drive. Taking place in a single night, the story revolves around two brothers, Connie (Robert Pattinson) and Nick (Ben Safdie) Nikas, who stage a daring bank robbery. Although everything goes according to plan initially, Nick is eventually caught by the police. Once Connie gets wind of this, he stops at nothing to get his brother back. As the plot unfolds, the film turns out to be not only a top-notch gangster movie, but also an unexpected tale about the power of family ties. In this unusual combination, the actors perform wonderfully. It's possible that after seeing  Good Time, everyone who has ever mocked Robert Pattinson will fess up to their mistake.

Piotr Czerkawski


Cannes IFF 2017 – Cannes Soundtrack Award

Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Ben (b. 1986) and Josh (b. 1984) Safdie were born and raised in New York. Inspired by their father's fascination with film, they made their first amateur attempts at direction in their early childhood. Their first joint full-length feature film was the 2009 comedy  Get Go Some Rosemary, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, the brothers have been regularly listed among the most interesting filmmakers in American independent cinema.

Selected filmography

2009 Go Get Some Rosemary

2013 Lenny Cooke (doc)

2014 Bóg wie co / Heaven Knows What

2017 Good Time

Cast & Crew

director Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
screenplay Josh Safdie, Ronald Bronstein
cinematography Sean Price Williams
editing Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie
music Daniel Lopatin
cast Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh
producer Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Terry Dougas, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis
production Elara Pictures, Rhea Films (II)
sales Memento Films
language English
coloration colour
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