The Kindness of Strangers is a 2019 internationally co-produced drama film, written and directed by Lone Scherfig. It stars Andrea Riseborough, Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Bill Nighy, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jay Baruchel.
- Starring : Andrea Riseborough / Tahar Rahim
- Genre : Drama
- Country : Denmark / Canada / Sweden / France / Germany / United Kingdom / United States
- Language : English
- Director : Lone Scherfig
- Production : Creative Alliance / ARTE / Copenhagen Film Fund / Det Danske Filminstitut / Film i Väst / Front Porch Pictures, / HanWay Films / Nadcon Film / Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
- Distributor : Film & TV House / GEM Entertainment / Alamode Film / Entertainment One / SF Studios / Thimfilm Filmverleih / Vertical Entertainment / Front Row Filmed Entertainment / KinoVista / Outsider Films
The Kindness of Strangers movie
The Kindness of Strangers release date
- February 7, 2019 : Germany (Berlin International Film Festival)
- December 6, 2019 : Canada (limited)
- December 12, 2019 : Germany
- January 31, 2020 : Sweden (Gothenburg Film Festival)
- February 14, 2020 : USA (internet)
- February 14, 2020 : USA (limited)
The Kindness of Strangers cast
- Andrea Riseborough as Alice
- Zoe Kazan as Clara
- Bill Nighy as Timofey
- Jay Baruchel as John Peter
- Caleb Landry Jones as Jeff
- David Dencik as Lars
- Lisa Codrington as Bonnie
- Tahar Rahim as Marc
- Will Bowes as Hamilton
- Daniel Kash as Jeff’s Landlord
- Esben Smed as Richard(as Esben Smed Jensen)
- Kim Roberts as Female Plainclothes
- Samantha Wan as Receptionist 2 Star Hotel
- Jack Fulton as Anthony
- Patricia McKenzie as Claire
The Kindness of Strangers had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 7, 2019. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 14, 2020, by Vertical Entertainment.
In February 2017, it was announced Lone Scherfig would direct the film, from a screenplay she wrote, with HanWay Films, Ingenious Media, Apollo Media, Creative Alliance, Strada Films, Telefilm Canada, Danish Film Institute, Nadcon, D’Artaganan and Entertainment One serving as producers. In February 2018, Andrea Riseborough, Tahar Rahim and Zoe Kazan joined the cast of the film. In March 2018, Bill Nighy, Caleb Landry Jones and Jay Baruchel joined the cast of the film. In September 2018, it was announced the title was The Kindness of Strangers.
Andrea Louise Riseborough (born 20 November 1981) is an English actress. She made her film debut in Venus (2006), and has subsequently appeared in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Never Let Me Go, Brighton Rock, Made in Dagenham (all 2010), W.E. (2011), Shadow Dancer, Disconnect (both 2012), Welcome to the Punch, Oblivion (both 2013), Birdman (2014), Nocturnal Animals (2016), Battle of the Sexes and The Death of Stalin (both 2017) and Mandy (2018).
Outside of film, Riseborough received a BAFTA nomination for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the television film The Long Walk to Finchley (2008), and won critical acclaim for her performances in the Channel 4 miniseries The Devil’s Whore (2008) and National Treasure (2016). Her stage credits include August Strindberg’s Miss Julie and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (Theatre Royal, both 2006), and Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov (West End, 2008).
Riseborough was born in Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of Isabel Johnson, a secretary, and George Riseborough, a car dealer. She grew up in Whitley Bay. In reference to The Long Walk to Finchley, she has described her parents as “working class Thatcherites.”
At an early age, she appeared at the People’s Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, in the play Riding England Sidesaddle by Christopher Goulding, as Celia Fiennes, and was a member of the Young People’s Theatre for five years. Riseborough spent her schooldays at the independent school, Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School on Tankerville Terrace in Jesmond. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005 and is a member of National Youth Theatre Her younger sister Laura Riseborough, also a pupil at Newcastle Church High School, studied acting at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the East 15 Acting School.
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