Director Bennett Miller Speaks at Cannes: 'We Are All So Vulnerable, and Not Always Aware of It"

May 21, 2014 2:55 PM

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It is one of the best films in the competition at Cannes this year: Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, based on the true story of a Du Pont family member who lured an Olympic wrestler (and his brother) to his estate to form a wrestling team, an invitation that led to tragedy. What makes the film riveting is how Miller creates the psychological needs that drive the main characters.

First we have Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), whose eyes are stricken with self-doubt, a man evidently traumatized by his parents' death when he was two and his subsequent need to have a "father" figure. Tatum is superb in this role, assuming the physical might of his character at the same time that ...

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