May 26

Exceptional acting and direction lift Whiplash vertiginously above the well-worn trope of ‘suffering for artistic achievement’. A perfectionist jazz teacher at a top music academy invites a young drummer to join his band and be the best at any cost. Simmons is nominated for an Oscar for his astonishing performance.

Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist

‘Uplifting, heartbreaking, electrifying and terrifying.’ Digital Spy. 10 awards including Sundance Audience Award.

Film Information

Title Whiplash
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Country USA
Classification 15
Running Time 107 mins
Release Year 2014
Subtitles No
Colour Yes
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