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Directed by: Jeff Nichols 2012 | 131 min.

Section: Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, Thriller


Ellis and Neckbone are best friends approaching the twilight of their youth. While exploring, they stumble upon the hiding place of charismatic outlaw Mud (played with controlled charm by a well-cast Matthew McConaughey), who takes a quick liking to the boys and recruits them to his cause: the search for true love and a clean getaway.

Illustrating a vibrant imagination, sumptuous attention to detail, and a remarkable gift for extracting magnetic performances from a talented ensemble, director Jeff Nichols (TAKE SHELTER) hurtles us into the middle of a lush adventure, ensnaring the excitement every youngster feels when trouble lurks everywhere and anything is possible. Steeped in the vanishing myth of the Deep South, a place that Nichols dearly loves, MUD’s handcrafted vision shines through in each richly textured frame and proves a tall tale for the ages.

Synopsis written by: Sundance


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Cast & Crew

Director Jeff Nichols
Screenwriter Jeff Nichols
Producer Sarah Green, Aaron Ryder, Lisa Maria Falcone
Executive Producer Tom Heller, Gareth Smith, Glen Basner
Cast Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, Joe Don Baker, Johnny Cheek, Bonnie Sturdivant, Stuart Greer, Clayton Carson
Director of Photography Adam Stone
Production Designer Richard A. Wright
Editor Julie Monroe
Music Composer David Wingo

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