Finished the trilogy of Takenthe actor Liam Neeson he successfully continued to pursue films in the action thriller genre, starring in such titles as Run All Night – One night to survive And The man on the train – The Commuter. In 2019 he was then the protagonist of A quiet man (here the review), another film belonging to this genre but also stained by a strong black humor. The Norwegian director is directing the film Hans Peter Molandwho makes a remake of with this film In order of disappearancethe 2014 Norwegian film directed by himself.
Presented at the Berlin International Film Festival, that film boasted the actor in the lead Stellan Skarsgard and given the good success achieved at home and abroad, Moland decided to readapt it to the US context to make his first film in English. A quiet man however, it did not replicate the success of the Norwegian original, despite obtaining good responses from critics and the public. It is a film that is not fully successful, but which still knows how to offer action, violence and comedy at the right point.
For fans of the actor and of the genre, it is therefore a title to be recovered, which can give two hours of entertainment and some interesting surprises. Before embarking on a vision of the film, however, it will certainly be useful to delve into some of the main curiosities related to this. Continuing here in the reading it will in fact be possible to find further details relating to the plot and al cast of actors. Finally, the main ones will also be listed streaming platforms containing the film in their catalogue.
A quiet man: the plot of the movie
The protagonist of the film is Nelson Coxman, a model citizen who works as a snowplow for his small town, Kehoe, a ski resort in Colorado. Happily married to Grace and with a son named Kyle, Nelson gets yet another cause for joy when he is elected citizen of the year as much for his service to the community as for his being a good-hearted man, always calm and kind to everyone. When however his son is kidnapped and killed by a local drug dealer named speedoNelson will put his goodness aside to pull off an unexpected murderous rampage.
In fact, the man is not convinced that his son died of a simple overdose and suspects a greater intrigue. Determined to take justice, in the desire to find those responsible for Kyle’s death and get his revenge. This will lead him to clash with the drug kingpin known as Viking and soon it will grow in proportions, always including new personalities to identify and eliminate. An expert connoisseur of that snowy landscape, Nelson will stop at nothing to get his revenge.
A quiet man: the cast and locations of the film
As anticipated, the protagonist of the film in the role of Nelson Coxman finds himself the actor Liam Neeson. Now a veteran of this kind of film, Neeson said he built his character and his thirst for revenge by recalling an episode of his youth, when he sought revenge for a friend of him who had suffered an attack. Neeson, who was particularly praised for his portrayal of him in this film, later stated that A quiet man it would be his last action thriller. However, he later proved himself wrong by participating in Honest Thief (2020), The Iceman (2021) and Blacklight (2022).
Next to him, in the role of his wife Grace, there is instead the Oscar-winning actress Laura Dernwhile Michael Richardson it’s Kyle, Nelson’s son. The actors are also present in the film Tom Bateman as Viking, the drug boss, Tom Jackson in those of Toro Bianco ed Emmy Rossum in those of policewoman Kimberly “Kim” Dash. Then complete the cast William Forsythe as Brock “Wingman” Coxman, Nelson’s brother and former sniper for the Viking group, and Michael Eklund in those of the drug dealer Speedo.
As for the snowy places that are seen in the film, these are those in the Canadian province ofAlbertaon the east side of the Rocky Mountains, where during the winter temperatures can even reach -24 degrees. These are places full of charm due to their being predominantly natural and uncontaminated by the hand of man, as can be seen in the film. This environment therefore truly becomes one of the protagonists of the film, as well as an ally of Nelson Coxman in his quest for revenge. Some filming of the film then also took place in Ferniea city in British Columbia in Canada, where locations were mainly used for shooting scenes in an urban setting.
A quiet man: the trailer and where to see the film in streaming and on TV
You can enjoy A quiet man thanks to its presence on some of the most popular streaming platforms on the net today. This is in fact available in the catalogs of Rakuten TV, Chili Cinema, Google Play, Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and Tim Vision. To see it, once the reference platform has been chosen, it will be enough to rent the single film or subscribe to a general subscription. In this way you will be able to watch it in total comfort and at the best video quality. The film has recently been added to the catalog of Netflix, where it quickly became one of the most watched titles by subscribers. It is currently positioned in second place in the Top 10 movies in Italy todayconfirming its strong appeal to the general public.