A Single Man


1h 39m 2009

Brief Synopsis

In 1962 Los Angeles, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, George Falconer, a 52-year-old British college professor, is struggling to find meaning in his life after the death of his longtime partner, Jim. We follow him through a single day in which a series of events and encounters shape his pe

Film Details

Also Known As
Single Man, Solo un hombre
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

In 1962 Los Angeles, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, George Falconer, a 52-year-old British college professor, is struggling to find meaning in his life after the death of his longtime partner, Jim. We follow him through a single day in which a series of events and encounters shape his perspective. George is consoled by his closest friend, Charley, a 48-year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student of George's, Kenny, who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit. A romantic tale of love interrupts the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.

Crew

Cyrena Addison

Software Engineer

Jeremie Adkins

Stand-In

Jason Alisharan

Coproducer

Noam Amram

Driver

Jason Andrew

Best Boy Grip

Harold Arlen

Song

Linda Arnold

Hair Stylist

Miguel Arroyo

Set Production Assistant

Craig Ayers

Production Supervisor

Don Bachardy

Creative Consultant

Ricardo Baez

Greensman

Lori Baillie

Special Effects Coordinator

Mike Baird

Driver

James Cody Baker

Film Lab

Jared Baker

Special Effects Technician

Joe E Baker

Driver

Wade Barnett

Adr

Kirk D Barton

Driver

Tineka Becker

Casting Associate

Kristin Berge

Hair Stylist

Michael J Berger

Lighting Technician

Cliff Berns

Painter

Kate Biscoe

Makeup Artist

Dan Bishop

Production Designer

Christopher Blauvelt

Camera Operator

Jeff Blehr

Boom Operator

Ricordo Boez

Greensman

Zoe Bower

Post-Production Coordinator

Thomas Boyd

Camera Operator

Darrell Burgess

Special Effects Technician

Ken Busick

Digital Effects Artist

Antonio Caetano Santos

Assistant

Lloyd Campbell

Lighting Technician

Michael D Caplan

Visual Effects Producer

Marty Carrillo

Best Boy Electric

Byron Carter

Driver

Joe Eddie Casares

Sound

Adolfo Castanon

Greensman

Alfredo Catalani

Song

Elida Cerda

Medic

George M Chappell

Lighting Technician

Andrew Chojnacki

Grip

Vincent Cirilli

Music Engineer

Jennifer Clark

Accounting Assistant

James Mitchell Clyde

Production

Daniel Conte

Driver

Bill Cope

Driver

Robert Cope

Driver

Cydney Cornell

Hair Stylist

Steve Cropper

Song

Mark Cross

Production Coordinator

Padraic Culham

Digital Effects Artist

Jon Curtin

Driver

Alan D'angerio

Hair Stylist

Jeff Danoff

Stunts

Tristan Daoussis

Assistant Location Manager

Sandy De Crescent

Original Music

Greg Dennen

Music Scoring Mixer

Vincent Dery

Greensman

Guin Dill

Animal Trainer

Mark Dobkonsky

Driver

Mark Dobkousky

Driver

Lori Dovi

Sound Mixer

Brian Dunlop

Foley Editor

Manny Duran

Key Grip

John Dybdahl

Transportation Co-Captain

Ronny Dyer

Driver

Jim Eberle

On-Line Editor

John Egli

Digital Effects Artist

David Esparza

Sound Effects Editor

Daldo Fazzone

Driver

Dinesh Fernando

Caterer

Jason Fitch

Lighting Technician

Greg Flores

Grip

Tom Ford

Screenplay

Tom Ford

Producer

Serge Gainsbourg

Song

Serge Gainsbourg

Song Performer

Brian Galligan

Assistant Director

John Garrett

Assistant Camera

Miriam Gauci

Song Performer

Michael George

Production

Michael Glaser

Assistant Location Manager

Karen Golden

Script Supervisor

Dan Goslee

Film Lab

Eduard Grau

Dp/Cinematographer

Eduard Grau

Director Of Photography

Richard Graves

Assistant Director

John E Gray

Special Effects Coordinator

Edward Guerrero

Greensman

Rene Guy

Driver

Morgan Guynes

Special Effects Foreman

Christopher Hall

Set Production Assistant

Jennifer Hammond

Music

Chuck Harrington

Film Lab

Norman Harris

Song

Norman Harris

Song Performer

Lorenz Hart

Song

Jim Hartz

Tutor

Roland Hathaway

Visual Effects

Jeremiah Hauser

Driver

Josh Hauser

Driver

Eric Heavens

Digital Effects Artist

Jack Heeren

Foley Mixer

Alex Hernandez

Craft Service

Hernan A Hernandez

Craft Service

Jake T. Hicks

Production

Michael Highfield

Driver

Craig Hilditch

Digital Effects Artist

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Jeff Honicky

Driver

Matt Horochowski

Dolly Grip

Robert J Iannaccone

Key Costumer

Christopher Isherwood

Source Material

Joel Iwataki

Music Scoring Mixer

John Jabaley

Location Manager

Al Jackson

Song

Robert C Jackson

Supervising Sound Editor

Etta James

Song Performer

Lee Jennings

Driver

Eric Jensch

Loader

Rene Jimenez

Lighting Technician

Annie Johnson

Visual Effects Producer

Booker T. Jones

Song

Virginia Keehne

Accountant

Billy Kelly

On-Set Dresser

Randy Kerber

Music

Ivan Kerum

Caterer

Tony Kerum

Caterer

Ted Koehler

Song

Dora Komura

Other

Mina Korzeniowska

Assistant

Abel Korzeniowski

Music Producer

Abel Korzeniowski

Music

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Kenny Lacross

Driver

Melissa Lafon

Driver

William P Lafon

Driver

Shaun Laird

Production

Jessamyn Land

Set Production Assistant

Marie Larkin

Hair Stylist

Bryan Lawson

Music Editor

Bryan Lawson

Music Producer

Mariann Lee

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Peter Lee

Assistant Camera

To Lee

Assistant Camera

Cody Lies

Driver

Steve Lloyd

Digital Effects Artist

Heather Longerbeam

Production Secretary

Amber Maahs

Grip

Stephen Macdougall

Assistant Camera

Travis Mackay

Adr Mixer

Bryan Macrina

Stand-In

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Rick Marcus

Stunts

Cedric Martin

Steadicam Operator

Florencia Martin

Art Department

Kent Matsuoka

Assistant Location Manager

Lisa Mayor

Production Assistant

Keith Mccarthy-smith

On-Set Dresser

Mike Mccleneghan

Painter

Jason Mccormick

Assistant Camera

Ryan Mcgonnigal

Office Production Assistant

Shane Mcgonnigal

Office Production Assistant

Jorge Menjivar

Craft Service

Jason Messersmith

Driver

Paul Metcalf

Assistant Camera

Andrew Miano

Producer

Robin Michaels

Medic

Julia Michels

Music Supervisor

Joseph Middleton

Casting Director

Michael Miller

Accounting Assistant

Kevin Mills

Production

Greg Mitchell

Videotape Operator

Tim Molina

Lighting Technician

Jeremiah Morey

Film Lab

Ken Morrison

Song

Melissa Moseley

Photography

Meghan Mowery

Post-Production Accountant

Wendy Murray

Props Buyer

Stephen Nakamura

Visual Effects Producer

Miguel Navarrete

Driver

Jaudi Negri

Greensman

Michael E Neipris

Coordinator

Dave Newbert

Grip

Geoffrey Nightingale

On-Set Dresser

Alexandra Nourafchan

Assistant

Michael Nowak

Music Conductor

Daniel Ochoa

Lighting Technician

Elaine Offers

Makeup Artist

Jamie Olvera

Music Scoring Mixer

Sergio L Olvera

Driver

Fred M Ortiz

Props Assistant

Don Osborne

Visual Effects Editor

David Page

Set Costumer

Mark Pallatt

On-Set Dresser

Alex Panov

Painter

Julie Pearce

Music Editor

Tim Pedegana

Post-Production Supervisor

Jose J Peraza

Foreman

Film Details

Also Known As
Single Man, Solo un hombre
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for three 2009 Spirit Awards including Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay and Best Male Lead (Colin Firth) by Film Independent (FIND).

Voted one of the 10 best films of 2009 by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Actor (Colin Firth) by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Winner of the 2009 award for Best British Actor (Colin Firth) by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of the 2009 Orange Award for Best Leading Actor (Colin Firth) by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Art Direction & Production Design by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of two awards including the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor (Colin Firth) and the Queer Lion Award at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter December 11, 2009

Limited Release in United States December 11, 2009

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 2009

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States September 2009

Released in United States 2010

Released in United States February 2010

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) September 2-12, 2009.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bright Future) January 27-February 7, 2010.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Special Presentation) February 4-14, 2010.

Based on the novel "A Single Man" written by Christopher Isherwood and published by Simon & Schuster in 1964.

Feature directorial debut for Tom Ford.

Released in United States Winter December 11, 2009

Limited Release in United States December 11, 2009

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 2009

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Galas) October 30-November 7, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) September 2-12, 2009.)

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bright Future) January 27-February 7, 2010.)

Released in United States February 2010 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Special Presentation) February 4-14, 2010.)

Nominated for the 2009 award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Firth) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).