THE LAST THING HE WANTED

By Dee REES

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2019


Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2020
Premieres
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dee REES
    • Synopsis
    • Journalist and single mother Elena McMahon (Anne Hathaway) has rigorously investigated Contra activity in Central America for years. Frustrated when her coverage is censored, relief comes in an unexpected package: her acerbic father (Willem Dafoe) falls ill and leaves her a series of unfinished and unsavory arms deals in that very region. Now a pawn in a risky and unfamiliar game, surrounded by live ammunition in more ways than one, and alongside a U.S. state official (Ben Affleck) with whom she has a checkered past, Elena needs to parse her own story to survive. With her disenchanting life awaiting her back home, she is forced to consider what she really wants.