Fast Food Nation
The Truth is Hard to Swallow
Official film description...
Inspired by the incendiary New York Times bestseller that exposed the hidden facts behind America's fast food industry, “Fast Food Nation” combines an all-star ensemble cast lead by Greg Kinnear, Wilmer Valderrama and Avril Lavigne with riveting, interlocked human stories to serve up “a firecracker of a movie that jumps off the screen” (Rolling Stone). When a marketing executive (Kinnear) for the Mickey's burger chain is told there's a nasty secret ingredient in his latest culinary creation?“The Big One”? he heads for the ranches and slaughterhouses of Colorado to investigate…but discovers the truth a bit difficult to swallow.
Notes on the film...
“Fast Food Nation” is not a conventional documentary, but a feature film containing documentary elements, a so-called “docudrama”. Films with a similar structure are “We Feed The World”, or “Our Daily Bread”.
“Fast Food Nation” is a captivating film which gives an entertaining insight into the fast food industry.
“Merciless ironically, the film deals with black labor, negligence and corruption. Gueststars keep the tension up.” – TV digital
“Great ensemble, smart food for thought and emotional depth.” – Das Fazit, TV Spielfilm
Technical information and screening rights...
Director: Richard Linklater
Run Time: 108 minutes
Language (Audio): English, German
Language (Subtitles): English, German
Age restriction: 12
Screening rights: Ascot Elite