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From writer-director Michel Franco (New Order) comes a simmering, suspenseful sharp jolt: Alice and Neil Bennett (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tim Roth) are the core of a wealthy British family on vacation in Acapulco with younger members Colin and Alexa (Samuel Bottomley and Albertine Kotting McMillan) until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, surprising tensions rise to the fore.
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When a distant emergency summons the wealthy Bennett family back to the U.K., disrupting a vacation on the Mexican coast in Acapulco, simmering tensions rise to the fore between scions Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Neil (Tim Roth). The delicate balance of the deceptively close-knit clan, including siblings Colin and Alexa (Samuel Bottomley, Albertine Kotting McMillan), is irrevocably upset.
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Tim Roth has made a career out of portraying unforgettable characters in one independent film after another. He made his studio feature debut in MGM’s “ROB ROY” opposite Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange, in a role that has been touted as one of the best villains in screen history, earning him a Golden Globe Nomination and an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.
Roth starred in Brian Grazer/Imagine’s Fox 1-hour drama series, "LIE TO ME", as a cutting-edge researcher who pioneered the field of deception detection. He played a human lie detector, skilled at reading the human face, body and voice to uncover the truth in criminal and private investigations.
He was also seen in “THE INCREDIBLE HULK,” in which he co-stared with Edward Norton as well as the starring role in Francis Ford Coppola’s “YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH,” and “FUNNY GAMES” opposite Naomi Watts.
Roth made his return to the stage in Sam Shepard’s off Broadway production of “THE GOD OF HELL”, for the first time since early in his career in London where he received great notices in Kafka’s masterpiece “THE METAMORPHOSIS.”
This British born actor’s career was surprisingly spawned out of a schoolyard dare. With art being his passion, Roth spent his youth aspiring to become a sculptor and painter. But when he jokingly auditioned for a play in high school and landed the role, Roth soon found that he truly loved the craft of acting. After graduation he went on to study drama at a fine arts school in London.
Working steadily in public theatre, his first job in front of the camera was the lead in the controversial and British Prix Italia Award-winning telefilm, “MADE IN BRITAIN.” Tim’s second project came immediately after, starring in Michael Leigh’s ("LIFE IS SWEET") critically acclaimed film, “MEANTIME.” As his success continued, Roth starred in over fifteen film and television projects including Stephen Frears’ “THE HIT,” for which he won the Standard Award for Best Newcomer; “THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER;” “ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD” with Gary Oldman; and Robert Altman’s “VINCENT AND THEO” in which he portrayed Vincent Van Gogh.
Brought up on American films like "TAXI DRIVER” and “MEAN STREET,” Tim had always wanted to come to the U.S., so he jumped at the chance when asked to take part in a publicity tour for “VINCENT AND THEO.” He soon after moved permanently to the States, and has since continued on the same path of offbeat films.
Roth gained worldwide recognition for his roles in two Quentin Tarantino films: “RESERVOIR DOGS” and “PULP FICTION.” In “RESERVOIR DOGS,” Roth starred with Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn and Steve Buscemi in this grim tale of a jewelry heist gone wrong. Roth’s portrayal of Mr. Orange, an undercover cop who gets caught in the line of fire, is a compellingly realistic glance at the agony of dying. Roth also co-starred in “PULP FICTION” (Golden Globe and Academy Award winner for best screenplay) as a petty robber who picks “the wrong place to hold up.” The ensemble cast included John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Sam Jackson and Harvey Keitel.
He made his directorial debut with the stunning, critically acclaimed film “THE WAR ZONE,” starring Ray Winstone (“NIL BY MOUTH”), based on the book by Alexander Stuart. The film premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and was also at the Cannes Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival.
His other credits include Tim Burton’s remake of the classic “PLANET OF THE APES,” opposite Mark Wahlberg and Helena Bonham Carter, “BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY,” “DARK WATER,” the Walter Salles thriller where he appeared opposite Jennifer Connelly, “LUCKY NUMBERS” directed by Nora Ephron, Giuseppe Tornatore’s “LEGEND OF 1900,” Werner Herzog’s first English language film, “INVINCIBLE,” “JUMPIN’ AT THE BONEYARD,” “BODIES, REST AND MOTION,” “MURDER IN HEARTLAND,” “HEART OF DARKNESS” opposite John Malkovich, “FOUR ROOMS,” “LITTLE ODESSA,” “CAPTIVES,” “GRIDLOCK’D,” Woody Allen’s “EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU,” “HOODLUM.” (MGM), “DECEIVER,” (MGM), “SILVER CITY,” “EVEN MONEY” opposite Danny DeVito and Kim Basinger, Win Wenders film “DON’T COME KNOCKIN,” “ARBITRAGE,” opposite Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, “THE LIABILITY” opposite Peter Mullan, and “GRACE OF MONACO,” opposite Nicole Kidman.
Roth’s recent credits include “BROKEN,” which won the Best British Independent Film award at BIFA in 2012 and earned Tim a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actor; “CHRONIC,” which earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Feature and Best Male Lead for Tim’s performance; and “600 MILLAS,” which represented Mexico in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards. He co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s 8th film “THE HATEFUL EIGHT” opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh. He also co-starred in Discovery Channel’s first scripted 3-part mini-series “KLONDIKE,” from Executive Producer Ridley Scott; he starred in the three-part BBC drama “10 RILLINGTON PLACE,” where he played notorious serial killer John Christie; and in the International Emmy nominated BBC TV movie “REG.”
Roth stars in “TIN STAR,” a television series for Sky Atlantic, which recently aired its third and final season. He starred opposite Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer in the feature film “LUCE,” and opposite Clive Owen in “THE SONG OF NAMES” from Sony Pictures Classics. His most recent credits include “BERGMAN ISLAND” from writer/director Mia Hansen-Love and “SUNDOWN” from writer/director Michel Franco. Roth will reprise his “THE INCREDIBLE HULK” character of The Abomination in the upcoming “SHE HULK” Disney+ / Marvel series.
Roth was born in London, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Charlotte Gainsbourg grew up on film sets as both of her parents, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, were involved in the film industry. At the age of 13, she debuted in her first motion picture playing Catherine Deneuve's daughter in the film "PAROLES ET MUSIQUES".
In 1986, Charlotte won a César Award for Most Promising Actress for "AN IMPUDENT GIRL". That same year she appeared in the film "CHARLOTTE FOR EVER" written and directed by Charlotte's father Serge Gainsbourg.
From 1988 until today, Charlotte expanded her career with various projects such as "THE CEMENT GARDEN", "JANE EYRE", "21 GRAMS", "MA FEMME EST UNE ACTRICE", "I AM NOT THERE", "THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP", "GOLDEN DOOR", "THE TREE", "SAMBA, "MON CHIEN STUPIDE" and "NYMPHOMANIAC".
In 2009, she won the award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for "ANTICHRIST".
While Charlotte has been working on film projects, she led another rich career in Music as a singer and a composer and released several albums: Charlotte for Ever (1986), 5:55 (2006), IRM (2009), Stage Whisper (2011), Rest (2017).
Actress nominated as a Female Revelation at the Diosas de Plata awards, winner of the Best Performance award at the Atalo festival in Madrid, Spain.
Known for her participation in "APOCALYPTO", "EL ATENTADO", "GOTAS DE ROCÍO", "EL REINO DEL GUARDIÁN", "LAS PARADES HABLAN" and "MIS PLANES SON AMARTE".
With an also great participation in the trilogy "WINNETOU & OLD SHATTERHAND", "THE TREASURE OF THE SILVER LAKE" and "THE DEATCH OF WINNETOU", which is a national success in Germany.