Starring Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Kerry Bishé and Oliver Platt
Produced by Lawrence Inglee, Oren Moverman, William L. Walton, Matthew Malek, Claude Dal Farra
A Blackbird Production in association with Rush River Entertainment, Cave Pictures and Initiate Productions
HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED DRAMATIC FEATURE OPENS IN U.S. CINEMAS & ON VOD APRIL 7, 2017
A Shout! Factory Films Release
Running time: 97 minutes
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Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, FX series Legion), Malin Akerman (Billions, Watchmen), Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire, Argo) and Oliver Platt (Chicago Med, Fargo) star in Ido Fluk’s THE TICKET.
After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements—a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car—leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Akerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Director Ido Fluk paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a tale of desire, perception, and what it really means to be blind.
THE TICKET, a film by Ido Fluk, had its World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The film will open in U.S. cinemas and available on VOD April 7, 2017.
Directed by Ido Fluk and written by Fluk and Sharon Mashihi, THE TICKET was produced by Lawrence Inglee, Oren Moverman, William L. Walton, Matthew Malek and A Blackbird Production in association with Rush River Entertainment, Cave Pictures and Initiate Productions.
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Ido Fluk is a writer director based in New York. After attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he travelled to Israel to write and direct his debut, the crowd-sourced Israeli road film, NEVER TOO LATE. The film went on to premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival, won the Regard D'or at Fribourg Film Festival, and screened around the world, leading Variety to dub Fluk 'a talent to watch.' THE TICKET is his first American film.