Indignation [Movie Trailer 2016]
Set in 1951, the story follows Marcus Messner, the idealistic son of a humble kosher butcher from Newark, N.J. Marcus leaves for Ohio to study at a small, conservative college, where he finds himself at odds with the administration, grapples with anti-Semitism and sexual repression and pines after what others refer to as a troubled girl.
Based on Philip Roth’s late novel, ‘Indignation’ takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus’s growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college’s imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put him and his family’s best laid plans to the ultimate test.
Rating: R (for sexual content and some language)
Length: 1h 50m
Studio: Likely Story
Director: James Schamus
Writers: Based on the novel by Philip Roth
Screenplay adapted by James Schamus
Released: July 29, 2016
Logan Lerman. . .Marcus Messmer
Sarah Gadon. . .Olivia Hutton
Ben Rosenfield. . .Bertram Flusser
Tracy Letts. . .Dean Caudwell
Linda Emond. . .Esther
Danny Burstein. . .Max Messner