A biopic that depicts the sordid life and untimely death of actor Bob Crane, known for having starred in the series Hogan’s Heroes. The narrative follows him from the start of his meteoric career to his involvement with amateur porn. Crane’s story is a modern Hollywood tragedy, filled with surprises and contradictions of the human condition. It is also an unflinching look at a man who loses his sense of self and is caught in his own web of lies while heading for self-destruction. Schrader handles the theme with a mix of humor and sadness.
Born in Michigan. He started his career as a screenwriter in films such as Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976). His directorial debut was Blue Collar (1978). He teamed up again with Scorsese in Raging Bull (1980) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). He has directed Hardcore (1979), Affliction (1997), among others. Festival do Rio presents this year a retrospective of his work.