Broken Flowers


1h 46m 2005

Brief Synopsis

The resolutely single Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs hi

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Big Film Design; City National Bank; Creative Mega Playground; Csc; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Entertainment Partners; Film Finances, Inc.; Focus Features; Focus Features; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; Grant Wilfley Casting; Natixis Coficine; Post Factoryny; Premier Caterers; Sound One; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York; The Post Factory; United Rentals Aerial Equipment
Distribution Company
Focus Features; A-Film Distribution; Acme Film; Bac Films Distribution; Bac Films Distribution; Bazuca; CinTart; Cinears; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Cts; Distribution Company; Edko Films; Focus Features; Gulf Film, Llc; Hollywood Entertainment (Greece); Mikado Film; Momentum Pictures Limited; Nfi; Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Prorom; Sena; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sponge; Ster-Kinekor; Tobis Film; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Vertigo Films (Spain); Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Upstate New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

The resolutely single Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate this "mystery" by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston, an amateur sleuth and family man. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trek in search of clues from four former flames. Unannounced visits to each of these unique women hold new surprises for Don as he haphazardly confronts both his past and, consequently, his present.

Crew

Gregg Allman

Song

Bill Almeida

Rigging Gaffer

Noah Amos

Apprentice Editor

Coll Anderson

Sound Effects Editor

Tara Anderson

Production Assistant

Robert M Andres

Key Grip

Tara Andrus

Post-Production Accountant

Jennifer Apel

Assistant Editor

Frank Appedu

Driver

Mulatu Astatke

Music

Mulatu Astatke

Song

Mulatu Astatke

Song Performer

Bill Baker

Driver

Liza Bambenek

Loader

Daniela Barbosa

Set Production Assistant

Dawn Barkan

Animal Trainer

Meghan Barnabas

Production Assistant

Robert Barnett

Scenic Artist

Steven Barth

Scenic Artist

Allison Barton

Grip

Sebastian Bear-mcclard

Editorial Assistant

Angela Bellisio

Assistant Camera

Gwen Bialic

Production Supervisor

Stephanie Biear

Tailor

Brette Billow

Production Assistant

Joseph Blessington

Driver

Hugo Bonilla

Electrician

Jason Boshart

Set Production Assistant

Peter Bundrick

Carpenter

Milton Buras

Hair Stylist

Tony Campenni

Dolly Grip

John Canavan

Driver

Liliana Candelario

Production Assistant

Jawann Carmona

Production Assistant

Judy Chin

Makeup Artist

Al Cisneros

Song

Dominick Cocuzzo

Grip

Ryan Collison

Foley Recordist

Ralph Contrado

Scenic Artist

Victoria Cook

Legal Services

Tom Creehan

Driver

Ben D'andrea

Grip

David Davenport

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ray Davies

Song

Norman Anthony Davis

Song

Stephen Delpino

Caterer

Rachel Dengiz

Production Associate

Alex Digerlando

Art Department Coordinator

James Domorski

Video Playback

Lauren Doner

Scenic Artist

Sara Driver

Story Consultant

Sara Driver

Source Material

Shaun Carroll Duffy

Set Production Assistant

John Dunn

Costume Designer

Lance Edmands

Production Assistant

Jesse Eidsness

Assistant

Fred Elmes

Director Of Photography

Jennifer Euston

Casting Associate

Gabriel Faure

Music

Dengue Fever

Song Performer

Stephen Finkin

On-Set Dresser

Craig James Fox

Song

Sarah Frank

Art Director

Scott Franklin

Production Assistant

Mark Friedberg

Production Designer

Samuel Friedman

Best Boy Electric

Jamie Gallagher

Generator Operator

Oscar Garcia

Song

Sarah Rae Garrett

Assistant Director

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

James Giblin

Driver

Shellie Gillespie

Accountant

Greg Gilman

Set Production Assistant

Holly Golightly

Song Performer

Mark Goodermote

Boom Operator

Tanis Gray

Art Assistant

Nate Grubb

Craft Service

Carlos Guerra

Assistant Camera

Amy Habacker

Costumer

Chris Haikus

Song

Sandy Hamilton

Property Master

Frances Hannon

Makeup

Frances Hannon

Hair Stylist

Michael Hartel

Assistant Location Manager

Tina Hartel

Stand-In

Sandy Hays

Steadicam Operator

Sandy Hays

Camera Operator

Richard Hebrank

Construction Coordinator

Robert Hein

Supervising Sound Editor

Richard B Heller

Legal Services

Arlo Hoffman

On-Set Dresser

Rebecca Hofherr

Production Assistant

Sean Hogan

Production Accountant

Matt Hollywood

Song

T W John House

Grip

Joshua Huffman

Office Production Assistant

Jim Jarmusch

Screenwriter

Tom Jarmusch

Consultant

Jenny Kane

Generator Operator

Paul Kane

Driver

Jeffery Keaton

Electrician

Robert Keller

Carpenter

Jim Kelley

Driver

Eric Kench

Production Assistant

Lisa Kennedy

Scenic Artist

Jon Kilik

Producer

Drew Kunin

Sound Mixer

Rob Landoll

Scenic Artist

Robert Lapine

Driver

Terry Laudermilch

Sound Re-Recordist

David Laurentin

Coordinator

William Lawes

Song

David C. Lee

Photography

Ellen Lewis

Casting

Ilana Lifshitz

Assistant Production Coordinator

Elizabeth Linn

Scenic Artist

Carter Logan

Assistant

Tommy Louie

Sound Department

Jonathan Lumley

Gaffer

Mandy Lyons

Hair Stylist

Adriana Machado

Production Assistant

James Mahr

Driver

Lydia Marks

Set Decorator

Matthew Mason

Set Production Assistant

Matt Mayer

Assistant Editor

Carl Mckinney

Projectionist

Jan Mclaughlin

Sound Department

Michael Mcnamara

Production Assistant

John P Melendez

On-Set Dresser

Sylvia Menno

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Miller

Grip

Jackie Mittoo

Song

Jackie Mittoo

Song Performer

Jeremy Mohler

Set Production Assistant

Kris Moran

Assistant Property Master

Kellie Morrison

Location Manager

Albert George Murphy

Song

Frank Murray

Assistant Production Accountant

George Nannas

Caterer

Gene O'neill

Transportation Captain

Steven Oppenheim

Set Production Assistant

Julie Oppenheimer

Script Supervisor

Tony Osso

Production Coordinator

John Panuccio

Rigging Grip

Glenfield Payne

Sound Effects Editor

Jay Peck

Foley Artist

Todd R Pfeiffer

Assistant Director

Matt Pike

Song

Perri Pivovar

Assistant Editor

Robert Prate

Grip

Heather Prendergast

Set Decorator

Joshua Priestley

Transportation

John Queenie

Driver

Jay Rabinowitz

Editor

Jay Rabinowitz

Music Editor

Bill Raden

Source Material

Cathy Rait

Color Timer

Johnny Reeves

Craft Service

Jessica Replansky

Production Secretary

Andrea Roa

Office Production Assistant

Justin Rosini

Location Assistant

Arthur Ross

Song

Shea Rowan

Assistant Director

Ann Ruark

Co-Producer

Ann Ruark

Unit Production Manager

David Rudolph

Electrician

Stratis Scarlatos Jr.

Driver

Christina Schaich

Office Production Assistant

Mark Selemon

On-Set Dresser

Mike Selemon

Editorial Assistant

Lee Shevett

Grip

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Christopher Skutch

Best Boy Grip

Jared Smith

Location Scout

Kira Smith

Sound Department

Ryan Smith

Legal Services

Stacey Smith

Producer

Gilbert Snapper

Song

Kristian Sorge

Casting Assistant

Yorgo Stathopoulos

Location Assistant

Stan Sztaba

Negative Cutting

Dominick Tavella

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jose Tejada

Coordinator

Marilyn Teorey

Foley Editor

Jonathan Tessler

Props

Philip Testa

Generator Operator

Cosi Theodoli-braschi

Production Assistant

Karen L Thorson

Post-Production Supervisor

Adrian Truini

Electrician

David Velasco

Location Scout

Dan Velez

Production Assistant

Joe Violante

Dailies

Mark Von Holstein

Location Scout

David Wahnon

Assistant Sound Editor

Leon Ware

Song

Katrina Whalen

Production Assistant

Tom Wilkinson

Production Assistant

Dared Wright

Stand-In

Susan J. Wright

Key Costumer

Andrew Yakovlev

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Big Film Design; City National Bank; Creative Mega Playground; Csc; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Entertainment Partners; Film Finances, Inc.; Focus Features; Focus Features; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; Grant Wilfley Casting; Natixis Coficine; Post Factoryny; Premier Caterers; Sound One; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York; The Post Factory; United Rentals Aerial Equipment
Distribution Company
Focus Features; A-Film Distribution; Acme Film; Bac Films Distribution; Bac Films Distribution; Bazuca; CinTart; Cinears; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Cts; Distribution Company; Edko Films; Focus Features; Gulf Film, Llc; Hollywood Entertainment (Greece); Mikado Film; Momentum Pictures Limited; Nfi; Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Prorom; Sena; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sponge; Ster-Kinekor; Tobis Film; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Vertigo Films (Spain); Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Upstate New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States August 5, 2005

Released in United States Summer August 5, 2005

Released in United States on Video January 3, 2006

Inspired by an idea from Bill Raden and Sara Driver.

Limited Release in United States August 5, 2005

Released in United States Summer August 5, 2005

Released in United States on Video January 3, 2006