Under the Silver Lake is a 2018 American neo-noir black comedy conspiracy thriller film directed by David Robert Mitchell.
A24 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 released the trailer:
Under the Silver Lake | Official Trailer HD | A24.
Sam is an aimless 33-year-old in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, interested in conspiracy theories and hidden messages in popular culture and uninterested in paying his overdue rent. The public is warned to "Beware the Dog Killer" who is murdering pets. Sam meets his new neighbor, Sarah, who despite having caught him spying on her, invites him over. The two get high and watch an old movie, but when her roommates interrupt as they are about to kiss, Sarah suggests Sam leave and they hang out the next day. In the morning, Sam discovers Sarah and her roommates have moved out overnight, and becomes obsessed with learning what happened. Noticing a strange symbol painted on the apartment's wall, Sam trails a woman from the apartment to a series of elite Hollywood esparties, encountering the pop band "Jesus and the Brides of Dracula" and a performance artist working for a prostitution ring of struggling actresses. All seem connected, but Sam struggles to find any meaningful pattern. At his apartment, Sam sees a news report detailing the discovery of billionaire Jefferson Sevence, burned to death in a car with three women. Sam recognizes Sarah's hat at the scene, and a small dog similar to Sarah's found dead. Sam contacts the author of Under the Silver Lake, an underground comic about neighborhood urban legends. He tells Sam that Sarah's disappearance, Dog killer, Owl's Kiss and messages in pop culture are part of the same conspiracy and has installed security cameras throughout his house. Later, the police find the author dead in an apparent suicide. Sam enters the house and reviews the security footage, discovering the author was killed by the Owl Woman.
Principal photography began on October 31, 2016.
The film Under the Silver Lake was scheduled to be released on May 15, 2018 (Cannes), on June 22, 2018, on August 8, 2018 (France), on March 22, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on April 19, 2019 (United States) by A24, Le Pacte, Noble Entertainment, The Searchers, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Vértigo Films, Weltkino Filmverleih, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Films4You, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, GAGA, Cine Canibal, MUBI, Mongrel Media, Spentzos Films, Umbrella Entertainment and Universum Film (UFA).
The duration of the film is 139 minutes. The film grossed over $1.9 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Under the Silver Lake got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.
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