The Bling Ring

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USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Sofia Coppola

June 21 - July 4, 2013

Five celebrity-obsessed teenagers barrel through the glitz and glamor of Los Angeles, illegally pilfering the goods of the rich and famous, in Sofia Coppola's biting satire ripped from headlines.

Writer/director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides) sets her sights on the fame- and celebrity-obsessed teens of Los Angeles in a story as strange as it is true. A gang of Tinseltown teenagers (including Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga) refer to themselver "The Bling Ring". They track the internet goings-on of A-list celebs, waiting for just the right moment to break into their vast mansions and run off with their high-class goods. But when rebelliousness turns to recklessness, the group's crimes catch up with them.

"Acerbically arresting...Coppola sees the sociopathic version of the obsessions that now rule far too many of us. Given what a debased view that is, the clever beauty of The Bling Ring is its scandalous yet never mocking tone, its refusal to satirize." - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

  • Director: Sofia Coppola
  • Principal Cast: Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julien
  • Premiere Status: North America
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Producer: Roman Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Youree Henley
  • Screenplay: Sofia Coppola
  • Cinematographers: Christopher Blauvelt, Harris Savides
  • Editors: Sarah Flack
  • Music: Daniel Lopatin, Brian Reitzell
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  • Filmography: Somewhere (2010); Marie Antoinette (2006); Lost in Translation (2003); The Virgin Suicides (1999)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: A24