‘The Wrong Man’ Review: Ross Golan’s Music is Set to Animation in a Promising Cinematic Experiment [Tribeca]

/Film | 5/1/2019 | Caroline Cao
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I came into The Wrong Man blind to the context, as this was my intro to the voice and sound of multi-platinum musician Ross Golan and the vision of co-director and animator John Hwang. Running 65 minutes, The Wrong Man is an experimental animated film with a unique display of visual ideas set to a stellar soundtrack.

The Wrong Man opens with Golan, in grainy rotoscope, singing a lament for a fictionalized man, Duran, convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. From there, the film spirals into animated sequences of the life of Duran, brooding in the cell, contemplating the events that led to his jailing, all animated to the track list of Golan’s album.

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Strumming in some western flair, The Wrong Man is set in the colors of Reno, Nevada with staunchly defined archetypes of only three characters: Duran, his one-night stand Mariana, and the crooked ex-husband of said one-night stand. Duran is the kind of dude who keeps his head low. Until he comes across the sultry Mariana in a bar. They indulge in one passionate night. She becomes pregnant and asks for child support and he tries to deflect responsibility. Their night ends up having consequences for them when her estranged ex shows up and takes revenge. With charged lyrics, the songs of The Wrong Man tap into the...
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