Philip Seymour Hoffman plays theatre director Caden Cotard, who views his life in Schenectady, New York as bleak. His wife Adele (Catherine Keener) has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel (Samantha Morton) has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his body's autonomic functions. Worried about the transience of his life, he moves his theatre company to a warehouse in New York City. He gathers an ensemble cast and directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside.
Synecdoche New York
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Catherine Keener, Dianne Weist, Emily Watson, Hope Davis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Tom Noonan
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