Anesthesia

A snowy New York City night, a beloved teacher, a shocking crime: this provocative drama pieces together the puzzle of a man's life just before it changes forever. While on his way home one evening, Walter Zarrow, a popular Columbia University philosophy professor, is violently attacked on the street. Flash back one week, as actor-director Tim Blake Nelson traces the domino effect of events that led up to this seemingly senseless assault. Along the way, hidden connections between a seemingly disparate group of people - including a self-destructive student, a hard-drinking suburban housewife, and a desperate junkie - emerge, forming a complex, engrossing mosaic of lost souls united by tragedy.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Tim Blake Nelson

Cast:

  • Sam Waterston
  • Kristen Stewart
  • Corey Stoll
  • Gretchen Mol
  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • Glenn Close

Writer:

  • Tim Blake Nelson

Producers:

  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • Julie Anne Buck
  • Joshua Hetzler
  • John Molli

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