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USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Henry Hopper, Mia Wasikowska, Ryo Kase, Schuyler Fisk, Jane Adams, Chin Han, Lusia Strus, Jesse Henderson, Victor Morris, Colton Lasater, Austin Miller, Kyle Leatherberry, Ben Tucker
Director: Gus Van Sant
USA: 95 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements and brief sensuality
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language and references to sex, death and suicide
USA Release Date: 16 September 2011 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 21 October 2011
Annabel Cotton (Mia Wasikowska) is a terminal cancer patient with a deep felt love of life and the natural world. Enoch Brae's (Henry Hopper) changed irrevocably when his parents were killed in an accident and he has since dropped out of the business of living. When these two outsiders chance to meet at a funeral, they find an unexpected common ground in their unique experiences of the world.
For Enoch, it includes his best friend Hiroshi (Ryō Kase) who happens to be the ghost of a Kamikaze fighter pilot. For Annabel, it involves an admiration of Charles Darwin and an interest in how other creatures live. On learning that Annabel has little time left, Enoch offers to help her face her last days with an irreverent abandon, tempting fate, tradition and even death itself.
Directed by Gus Van Sant, RESTLESS follows Annabel and Enoch's complex and moving journey together as it culminates in their acceptance of themselves. The relationships they share with their friends, families and each other teach them their greatest lessons of all - that every end begets its own kind of rebirth, and love is deathless.