Directed by James Gray • 1994 • United States
Starring Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly
James Gray made his quietly stunning feature debut with this subtle and somber crime drama. Evocatively set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s Russian immigrant community, LITTLE ODESSA follows ice-cool hitman Joshua (Tim Roth) as he returns to the Brighton Beach neighborhood where he grew up—but has long been estranged from—to carry out a killing. There, he finds himself forced to confront his painful past as he reconnects with his family and the life he left behind.