Big Sick, The

Big Sick, The

DIRECTOR(S): Michael Showalter   COUNTRY: United States   YEAR: 2017   LANGUAGES: German   SUBTITLES:    RUNNING TIME: 119 min  


Saturday, 30.09., 8:00 p.m., Cinecittà

SECTION: Cinecittà

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.
When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and produced by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).

Michael Showalter (born June 17, 1970) is an American comedian, actor, producer, writer, and director. He is a member of the sketch comedy trio Stella. Showalter first came to recognition as a cast member on MTV's The State, which aired from 1993 to 1995. He co-wrote (with David Wain) and starred in Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and he wrote, directed, and starred in The Baxter (2005), with Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux and Elizabeth Banks. Both of these movies featured many of his co-stars from The State, and so do several of his other projects.


SCRIPT: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani   PRODUCER: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel   CAMERA: Brian Burgoyne   EDITOR: Robert Nassau   MUSIC: Michael Andrews   CAST: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano


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