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Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Ain't Them Bodies Saints
  • 2013
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster
  • UK release: 6 September 2013

In rural Texas, two young lovers (Affleck and Mara) take part in a robbery and shoot-out; he's jailed and she isn't, but he escapes in search of his family. The debts to Altman and Malick are obvious but Lowery tells a striking, dreamlike story of crime, love and redemption and Affleck, Mara and Carradine give powerful performances.

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Interview: David Lowery, director of Ain't Them Bodies Saints

4 Sep 2013

The outlaw romance starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara 'starts where Badlands stops'

David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a slow-burner of a film, detailing the aftermath faced by outlaw couple Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) who, pinned down by Texas police, decide to go out in a blaze of glory.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

16 Aug 20134 stars

Mind haunting mood-piece by David Lowery is more than the usual outlaw story

On the back of his debut with festival favourite St Nick, writer/director David Lowery creates another intense drama with Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, a fictional slice of Americana which creates a dreamlike atmosphere around a traditional story of love…

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