Tramps

Year of Production:
2016
US Distributor:
Netflix Originals
Status:
Completed
Genre:
Romantic Adventure
Country of Origin:
US
Language:
English
Running Time:
82 mins
Director:
Adam Leon
Cast:
Callum Turner, Grace Van Patten
Producer(s):
Joshua Astrachan, David Kaplan and Jamund Washington
Crew:

DoP: Ashley Connor (Thou Wast Mild And Lovely)
Composer: Nicholas Britell (12 Years A Slave)

Aspiring chef Danny (Callum Turner) is struggling to make ends meet, living with his mother and brother in a Polish neighborhood in Queens, New York.

Ellie (Grace Van Patten) is a girl hardened beyond her years, who returns to New York at the request of a small-time hustler (Mike Birbiglia), with her eyes on an easy score.

Danny gets a call one night to fill in for his brother on a job. It all seems simple enough: meet a driver (Ellie) with a briefcase, proceed to a rendez-vous spot and exchange one briefcase for another.

But when Danny accidentally swaps the wrong bag, this pair of unlikely criminals is thrown together on a two-day odyssey to get the missing briefcase back.

They travel through the boroughs and suburbs of New York City by train, bus and stolen bicycle — they break into a house — they tell half-truths about who they are — and they find themselves, in the midst of this chase, beginning to be slowly drawn to one another.

From writer-director Adam Leon, the film made its world premiere in the contemporary world cinema section of the festival and sparked immediate interest from A24, Sony Pictures Classics and The Orchard, among other distributors.
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