Apart from a few simple houses, a bar, a gas station with a mini supermarket and a garbage dump, there really is nothing in rural Fulton County, Georgia. Introverted Joel works at the garbage dump where he sometimes finds a useful glass bottle or two, which he cleans up and takes home. Then, one day, he receives an unexpected phone call: his ex-wife has disappeared and it is now his responsibility to look after their son. Joel, about to meet his son for the very first time, has no idea how he is going to build a relationship with 10-year-old Will who also seems to live in a world of his own. Luckily for them, Clara, a bright girl from the neighbourhood, is on hand to help, and Will begins to open up to his father. But the youth welfare officer is already banging on the door. Director Jaron Albertin’s directorial debut is a sensitive, slightly melancholic drama about two outsiders who discover a deep understanding of each other.expand_more
Joel (Alessandro Nivola) lives a solitary existence| rarely straying from his narrow routines of working in a landfill and going through the motions of gettingthrough the day. He faces emotional and psychological upheaval with the arrival of Will| his ten-year-old son whom he has never met. The boy| who has beenabandoned by his mother| weighs 250 pounds| is diabetic| and needs serious care -- attention Joel may not be capable of giving. Their collective pain| in theface of an indifferent world| could be crushing. Together| they embark on a journey of survival.
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