fiction / 2012 / France, USA, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico / col. / 124 min.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, On the Road tells the provocative story of Sal Paradise, a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty, a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou. Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of “it” – the pure essence of experience. Seeking unchartered terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounter an eclectic mix of men and women – Bull, Camille, Carlo, Jane, Terry, Galatéa – each impacting their journey indelibly.
Director: Walter Salles
Screenplay: José Rivera
Photography: Eric Gautier
Editor: François Gedigier
Music: Gustavo Santaloalla
Cast: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Sturridge, Amy Adams, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss