Its springtime on the Upper East Side, the kids are on vacation and with money to burn. If you’re looking to party, your man is White Mike, dealer and connection between the luxurious world of the rich and the violent universe of the street. Mike’s life starts to collapse when his cousin is murdered and a new drug, ‘twelve’, emerges as the trendy substance of choice. In 2003 and just 17 years old, Nick McDonell surprised people far and wide with a novel that criticized young New Yorkers’ lifestyle. Joel Schumacher takes this best seller to the big screen with a flashy cast, headed by Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) and rapper 50 Cent.


Joel Schumacher

United States, 1939. After working as a wardrobe designer and screenwriter, in 1981 he took the big leap to direction. In 2004 the Sitges Festival awarded him the Time Machine Award.Selected filmography: St. Elmo’s Fire (85), Flatliners (90), The Lost Boys (91), Falling Down (93), The Client (94), Batman Forever (95), A Time to Kill (96), Batman & Robin (97), 8 MM (99), Phone Booth (02) and The Phantom of the Opera (04).

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Fantàstic Panorama
Original language: English