Things aren’t going great for Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield). Unemployed and living in a garage belonging to his uncle Sergio (Terry Crews), Cassius’ debts are piling up. In desperation, he takes a job telemarketing for a company called RegaView and, encouraged by his co-worker Langston (Danny Glover) to use his ‘white voice’ on calls, Cassius quickly becomes a highly successful employee. But his swift promotion up the corporate ladder puts him at odds with his artist girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), and the higher he climbs the more bizarre, disturbing and completely freaky his world becomes. With a gonzo performance from Armie Hammer as a sinister tech bro billionaire and the voices of David Cross, Patton Oswalt and Lily James.
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU is a 2018 American absurdist dark comedy film written and directed by Boots Riley, in his directorial debut. It stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer. Set in Oakland, California, the film follows Cassius as he gets swept up into a corporate conspiracy, and must choose between making money at the expense of humanity and joining with his activist friends to organise labor.
Director Boot Riley, is an activist and frontman rapper of political hip-hop band The Coup. His movie takes the audience on a surreal, comedic ride through an alternative universe version of Oakland, and raises a fist against the erosion of workers’ rights and the unrelenting march of late-capitalism.SORRY TO BOTHER YOU was a huge surprise hit in the US, and is the loud, comic, cosmic shout in the dark that cinema and the world sorely needs.
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