2012 / original title : ON THE ROAD / 137’ / Color / status : completed / long feature-film / French catalog
Based on Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac’s bestselling cult novel. Since it was first published in 1957, the novel has been sold over 10 million copies.
New York, the late 1940s. After his father’s death, Sal Paradise, an aspiring 24-year old writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a 20/year old ex/jailbird with flexible morals and a devastating charm. Dean is fascinated by Sal’s obsession with writing; Sal is fascinated by Dean’s unfettered freedom. They spend their intense, alcohol/fueled nights dreaming of another world, forming a friendship that will take them on the road across the USA. After a stay at Bull Lee’s place in Louisiana, Sal, Dean and his beautiful young wife Marylou form a merry threesome, travelling naked and freely enjoying themselves, a suspended moment in time.
L’adaptation du roman culte de Jack Kerouac.
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