First time director and co-writer Oren Moverman shows us how to make a movie with his debut film The Messenger. With one of the best scripts I’ve seen all year laying the groundwork, by the time I start talking about the performances they are like a cherry on top of a perfect sundae.

Moverman tells a touching and poignant story about war without using any manipulation or cliches. His choice to have Ben Foster lead the film was dead on, and as he says in the interview below, he knew from the first moment he first saw him that we was the man for the job. Foster proves him right and manages to give one of his most powerful performance of the year in the film. Fellow actors Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton also only add to the magic.

Watch our interview with Oren about making the film below…

Warning: He is a soft talker, so be prepared to turn those speaks up to the max.

The Messenger is in theaters November 13th, be sure to check it out!

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