Submission — Trailer

source:   deadline.com

added: Thu, Feb 1st '18

Stanley Tucci plays a literary professor who finds his career in limbo when he is accused of engaging in inappropriate behavior with one of his female students in the trailer for the sexual harassment drama "Submission."

Television writer-producer Richard Levine (Nip/Tuck, Masters of Sex) writes and directs this topical college-set drama about a teacher (Tucci) who crosses the line when he embarks on an ethically ambiguous relationship with a female student (played by Addison Timlin, of "Like Me" and "Californication") who eventually ends up accusing him of sexual harassment.

Co-starring Kyra Sedgwick as Tucci's wife, the film is based on Francine Prose's acclaimed 2000 novel "Blue Angel," which itself was a modern-day take on director Josef von Sternberg's classic 1930 German film "The Blue Angel," which starred Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jannings.

"Submission" will open in New York City on March 2nd before arriving in Los Angeles and additional markets on March 9th.

synopsis:
Ted Swenson (Stanley Tucci) is a once-acclaimed author who teaches writing at a small liberal arts college. Though his marriage to Sherrie (Kyra Sedgwick) is comfortable, he finds himself drowning in discontent -- stuffy departmental dinners at which he drinks too much, smug colleagues whom he dislikes yet fears he resembles, and an endless stream of students who are as untalented as they are unteachable. But when a new pupil, Angela Argo (Addison Timlin), shows promise Ted focuses on nurturing her career, and she appears more than willing to devote the one-on-one time required. Basking in Angela's youth, talent, and admiration, just as she benefits from Ted's wisdom, experience, and professional connections, it's only a matter of time before lines are crossed and it becomes unclear whether Ted is predator or prey and Angela is victim or victimizer.

 

directed by   Richard Levine

starring   Stanley Tucci, Addison Timlin, Kyra Sedgwick

release date   March 2, 2018 (in NY), March 9, 2018 (in LA and Additional Markets)

 
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