Hope comes with letting go

"You ever heard that expression being kissed by God?"

Jerry Sunborne

Things We Lost in the Fire

Release Date: October 19, 2007

Academy Award winners Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro star in director Susanne Bier’s powerful new drama Things We Lost in the Fire, a moving and emotionally compelling drama about two people brought together by fate.

Audrey Burke (Berry) is reeling from the shock of the news that has just been delivered to her door by the local police: her warm and loving husband Brian (David Duchovny), the father of their two young children, has been killed in a random act of violence.

Once anchored by the love and comforts of their 11-year marriage, Audrey is now adrift. Impulsively, she turns to Jerry Sunborne (Del Toro), a down-and-out addict who has been her husband’s close friend since childhood.

Desperate to fill the painful void caused by her husband’s death, Audrey invites Jerry to move into the room adjacent to their garage in the hope that he can help her and her children cope with their sudden loss. Jerry is facing a daily battle to stay off drugs, but in his unexpected role as surrogate parent and friend to Audrey’s son and daughter, he finds a core of inner resilience.

As Jerry and Audrey navigate grief and denial, their fragile bonds are constantly tested. Working together, however, they discover the strength to move forward.

Things We Lost in the Fire stars Halle Berry (The Flintstones), Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alison Lohman, Omar Benson Miller and John Carroll Lynch. The film is directed by Susanne Bier and written by Allan Loeb. The producers are Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and Sam Mercer. The executive producers are Pippa Harris and Allan Loeb.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • HALLE BERRY,
  • BENICIO DEL TORO,
  • DAVID DUCHOVNY,
  • ALEXIS LLEWELLYN,
  • MICAH BERRY,
  • JOHN CARROLL LYNCH,
  • ALISON LOHMAN
DIRECTOR
  • SUSANNE BIER
SCREENWRITER
  • ALLAN LOEB
PRODUCERS
  • SAM MENDES,
  • SAM MERCER
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • TOM STERN
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • RICHARD SHERMAN
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • KAREN MATTHEWS
EDITORS
  • PERNILLE BECH CHRISTENSEN,
  • BRUCE CANNON
COMPOSER
  • JOHAN SÖDERQVIST