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Year: 2016
Original Title: American Pastoral
Length: 109 minutes
Genre: Drama, Crime
Studios: Lakeshore Entertainment
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 11 2016

United States: October 28 2016


Ranking: 4,613 out of 16,088 movies (up 1183)


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Based on the novel by Philip Roth, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, 'Pastoral Americana (American Pastoral)' traces the history of an American family over several decade, in which his idyllic existence fades when her daughter commits an offense and disappears. Ewan McGregor debut in direction and plays Seymour Levov, 'Swedish', a legendary athlete in high school who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn (Jennifer Connelly), who was Miss New Jersey Young. "The Swedish" embarks on the search for her daughter, trying to reunite his family and regain their idyllic existence. What he discovers remove its foundations, forcing him to look beyond the surface and face the chaos that is shaping the world around him: no American family will be the same.


Cast American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Seymour 'Swede' Levov

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Merry Levov

Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba


Molly Parker

Molly Parker

Dr. Sheila Smith

Hannah Nordberg

Hannah Nordberg

Merry Levov (age 12)



Trivia American Pastoral

The script has been written as early as 2006. Phillip Noyce was set to direct but drop out. Ewan McGregor's feature directorial debut.