Ten Thousand Saints is based on the drama novel by Eleanor Henderson that is set in the late 1980s New York and centers around a troubled teen, Jude (Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game, Hugo) who has been swept up in a world of drugs, sex and alcohol.
Written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Rober Pulcini, Ten Thousand Saints sees Jude’s mother at the end of her tether and desperate to do something to help her son, she sends him to live with his estranged father Les (Ethan Hawke – Training Day, The Purge), who had abandoned the family when Jude was just nine.
Now living in the East Village, Jude finds himself close to Johnny (Emile Hirsch – Alpha Dog, Lone Survivor) and meets Eliza, (Hailee Stanfeld – Pitch Perfect 2). Together they try to kept a huge secret that is potentially life changing whilst living in a punk-fueled neighborhood that seems to be teetering on the verge of full blown riots.
Alongside the already incredible cast above, Ten Thousand Saints stars Avan Jogia (Twisted, Victorious) as Teddy, Jude’s best friend and also Emily Mortimer (Doll & Em) as the Diane, girlfriend of Les, Jude’s father. It features a fantastic soundtrack that includes songs from REM, Sting, The Cure and many more, adding to the atmosphere of the film’s punk rock setting.
The film is powerful and immersive, it pulls the viewer in and keeps them firmly grounded in the center of the movie, feeling every ounce of passion and drama that has been poured into the making of the film. Nostalgic, dramatic and incredibly gripping, Ten Thousand Saints is a must watch for anyone who listened to punk rock during the 80s or just wants to watch a movie that will keep them glued to their screens for 113 minutes!
Ten Thousand Saints is available for digital download from 4th April 2016 and on DVD from 18th April 2016.