Secrets run deep.

"I loved her. But everybody thinks that I killed her."

Allison

Stillwater

Opens July 30, 2021

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) comes a drama about family, forgiveness and unconditional love.

Bill Baker (Academy Award-winner Matt Damon) is an unemployed oil rig roughneck from Oklahoma who has lived a hard life marred by drug and alcohol abuse. Intent on making up for his past mistakes Bill makes periodic trips to Marseille, France, to visit his estranged daughter Allison (Academy Award-nominee Abigail Breslin), who is serving a nine-year prison sentence for the murder of her girlfriend, Lena, a crime she insists she did not commit.

Allison seizes on a new tip that could exonerate her and presses Bill to engage their lawyer. But when their lawyer rebuffs them, Bill takes matters into his own hands and makes it his personal mission to find the real culprit—a man Allison has identified as Akim. Confronted with language barriers and cultural differences, Bill is outmatched until he strikes up an unlikely friendship with French theater actress Virginie (Camille Cottin) and her young daughter Maya (Lilou Siauvaud).

As he combs the streets of Marseille searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack, Bill finds himself on an unexpected path, growing ever closer to Virginie and Maya. It’s a journey of self-discovery and liberation from a life that long seemed preordained. Yet when his need to prove his daughter’s innocence collides with his commitment to Virginie and Maya, Bill is left with only difficult choices that not only threaten to destroy his new life, but also his last shot at redemption.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • MATT DAMON,
  • ABIGAIL BRESLIN,
  • CAMILLE COTTIN
DIRECTOR
  • TOM MCCARTHY
SCREENWRITERS
  • TOM MCCARTHY,
  • Thomas Bidegain,
  • Noé Debré
PRODUCERS
  • Steve Golin,
  • Tom McCarthy,
  • Jonathan King,
  • Liza ChasiN
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • Masanobu Takayanagi
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Philip Messina
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • Karen Muller Serreau
EDITOR
  • Tom McArdle
COMPOSER
  • Mychael Danna