THINGS THAT HANG FROM TREES

By Ido MIZRAHY

SHORELINE ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World

Social issues - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Action/Adventure, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ido MIZRAHY
    • Writer(s)
    • Aaron louis TORDINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Joseph SIRAVO, Joseph ZOLFO
    • Synopsis
    • Things that Hang from Trees constitutes American director Ido Mizrahy's debut feature. As adapted by singer-songwriter Aaron Louis Tordini from his own novella, this defiantly eccentric drama unfolds on a surreal, southern gothic landscape. Eight-year-old Tommy, incorrectly read as mentally-impaired by many of the local townspeople, lives alone with his skanky mother (Deborah Kara Unger), a sex shop owner. This emotionally troubled child also struggles with painful memories of his abusive, estranged father (Ray McKinnon) - whose mistreatment he recreates in a self-flagellating manner by systematically subjecting himself to the sadism of the local bully (Ryan Parker). While the town barber (Daniel von Bargen) - a psychotic religious nut - obsesses over Tommy's mother, Tommy fantasizes about watching the town fireworks from atop the local lighthouse. The boy finally realizes this dream, but when he descends, he happens upon a shocking discovery that changes his world forever by bringing a permanent end to his childhood innocence.
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