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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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Director: Andrew Dominik

Actors: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard

Plot

The plot centers on the complex figure of Jesse James, a storied outlaw in 19th century America, notorious for his bank and train robberies. As James becomes increasingly paranoid, the loyalty of those around him wanes, leading to tensions within his own gang. Among James's followers is Robert Ford, a young and impressionable man who has idolized the infamous bandit since childhood. Ford yearns not only to be part of James's inner circle but also to make a name for himself. This desire sets the groundwork for a brewing betrayal, as Ford grapples with his feelings of both adoration and jealousy toward the legendary Jesse James.

While Ford seeks to earn his place and respect within the gang, the dynamics amongst the members grow more fraught. James's mistrust leads him to test the allegiances of his crew, sowing seeds of unrest and suspicion. This climate of unease and the dream of forging his own legacy drive Ford toward a path that will forever alter his life and reputation. As Ford navigates his complex relationship with James, a fateful convergence of ambition, admiration, and disillusionment hurtles toward an inevitable and historic confrontation.

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Writers: Andrew Dominik, Ron Hansen

Release Date: 19 Oct 2007

Runtime: 160 min

Rating: R

Country: United States, Canada, United Kingdom

Language: English, Danish

Reviews

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Score: 56

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Blu Ray

A gem in filmmaking with flawed Blu-ray, a must for aficionados.

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