Ireland, UK, 2014
Director: Lenny Abrahamson; screenplay: Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan; cinematography: James Mather; editing: Nathan Nugent; music: Stephen Rennicks; production design: Richard Bullock; casting: Fiona Weir; producers: Ed Guiney, David Barron, Stevie Lee; production companies: Element Pictures, Runaway Fridge Films, Film 4; Irish location: Dublin; running time: 94’
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Carla Azar
Jon, a young aspirant musician find out he is not up to muster when he joins a band of eccentric performers led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (a musical genius who hides behind a huge papier maché mask) and his terrible partner Clara.
Freely based on Frank Sidebottom , the alter ego of the British comedien and musician Chris Sievey, and on songwriters Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.