Paradise Highway

USA 2022
Director: Anna Gutto
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Juliette Binoche, Veronica Ferres

115 Min. | OmU | Original with german Subtitles
German Premiere

Sally is a truck driver: tough, lonely and uncouth, brilliantly cast with Oscar winner Juliette Binoche. Her only human connections seem to be other truckers and her brother Dennis (Frank Grillo) who is soon to be released from prison. And that‘s where the problems start as Frank is forced to use her as a courier – and this time the »package« isn‘t drugs or weapons but a little girl to be transported across state lines for a heinous purpose. Director Anna Gutto delivers a highly suspenseful film that brilliantly positions itself between the Western genre and its younger grandchild the trucker movie, offering a hell of a ride that’s not just about speed but also about female solidarity in action. Morgan Freeman as an unconventional former cop and Cameron Monaghan (»Shameless«) as his straight-laced colleague who chase the two brave women on the run round out this remarkable ensemble.