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Sorry to Bother You

(Rated MA15+)

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Overview

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green (Laikeith Stanfield) works for WorryFree, a company offering its clients free food and lodging in exchange for a lifetime work contract. Caught between his shady workplace, radical activist group "The Left Eye" and his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), Cassius discovers a magical key to professional success — using his "white voice". He's soon propelled into a macabre universe of capitalist excess, populated by cashed-up, gene-modifying amoral monsters.

"Fantastically refreshing, defiantly announces Riley as a radical new voice."
— Empire
"A pro-union, anti-corporate, race-conscious, Silicon Valley side-eyeing tale of one man’s journey through the late-capitalist nightmare."
— New York Magazine
"A no-mercy satire that gets up in your face and breaks all the rules."
— Rolling Stone

Why You Should See This Film

Award-winning first time director Boots Riley describes his film as "an absurdist dark comedy with aspects of magical realism and science fiction inspired by the world of telemarketing". That's good enough for us. Sorry to Bother You is equal parts surreal comedy and cutting satire, traversing capitalism, false consciousness and high-wire activist romance with blistering energy. It's unlike any other film this year.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Rating: MA15+
  • Director: Boots Riley
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson
  • Duration: 111 minutes
  • Language: English
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