‘Before the Devil Knows You're Dead’: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, and … French Subtitles?

Photo: Courtesy of Capitol Films

Tagline: "Tu peux y arriver. N'importe qui peut y arriver."

Translation: This Sidney Lumet thriller is coming out in France in September but doesn't seem to have American distribution yet!

The Gist: What's this distinguished cast doing in a rattly piece of claptrap like Before the Devil Knows You're Dead? Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke play brothers planning to rob their parents' jewelry store. Marisa Tomei plays Hoffman's wife. Albert Finney plays the father. And Brían F. O'Byrne plays a hood who gets in the middle. This Sidney Lumet thriller, the somewhat NSFW trailer for which popped up this week on a French film site, will surely get Stateside release eventually, but right now it's notable mostly for the hamminess of its dialogue, and for how surprisingly much the trailer reveals — of the film's plot, and of Marisa Tomei.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Trailer [AlloCiné Blogs] [NSFW]
Amazing, R-Rated Trailer for 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' [Cinematical]