Synecdoche, New York

Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new play. Fresh off of a successful production of "Death of a Salesman", he has traded in the suburban blue-hairs and regional theater of Schenectady for the cultured audiences and bright footlights of Broadway. Armed with a MacArthur grant and determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, something into which he can put his whole self, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off the tracks. Feature directorial debut for screenwriter Charlie Kaufman ("ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND").

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UK Release Date: 
Fri, 05/15/2009
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123 Mins

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