On The Road
On The Road - Trailer
Director Walter SallesYear 2012Genre(s) Dramas
Sal Paradise is an ambitious young writer trying to find his place in the world. After his father passes away, he decides to seek out new experiences desperate to stay away from the mundaneness of everyday life. In New York, he meets ex-convict Dean Moriarty - an embodiment of the Beat Generation who fascinates him and ends up drawing him into his dangerous world of women, drugs and societal deviance. They hit the road alongside Dean's new, teenage wife Marylou doing anything and everything to ensure that new experiences never end and seek out their own freedom. Along the way they find who they really are, who their friends are and the meaning of being free.
This dramatic adventure is based on the highly influential and important novel of the same name by the cultural icon Jack Kerouac and his 1940s exploits across the states with other huge figures of the Beat Generation. 'On The Road' epitomises what it is to be young and the highs and lows of self-discovery. This phenomenal screen adaptation is directed by the double BAFTA winning Walter Salles in another collaboration with Oscar nominated screenwriter Jose Rivera, both of whom worked on the brilliant Che Guevara biopic movie 'The Motorcyle Diaries'. It's set to hit UK cinemas from October 12th 2012.
Directed by: Walter Salles
Starring: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Elisabeth Moss, Terrence Howard, Tom Sturridge, Alice Braga, Jake La Botz, Coati Mundi and Kim Bubbs