Who produced the film Thoroughbreds


Plot of thoroughbreds
In Thoroughbreds, two teenagers from a good family, Amanda (Olivia Cooke) and Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy), revive their fallen friendship in Connecticut's suburb. While Lily attended an expensive boarding school as an upper-class adolescent and chased down renowned internships for her résumé, Amanda took a different path: With her intelligence, she developed a very own approach to life and society and thus promoted herself to social failure.

As the young women get closer again, they discover that the old acquaintance is not who they thought she was and that they are fundamentally different. Nevertheless, one thing in common ultimately welds the two together: their disdain for Lily's possessive stepfather. When dealing with each other, they slowly bring each other's darkest sides to light, so that even murder suddenly no longer seems to be a taboo in order to solve one's own problems. So they decide to hire the local crook Tim (Anton Yelchin).

Background & information about thoroughbreds
Cory Finley's directorial debut Thoroughbred was one of the last films in which actor Anton Yelchin was still involved shortly before his death in June 2016. The thriller was shot in Boston in May 2016 and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.

The English title Thoroughbreds can be translated as "purebred". It usually refers to a full-blooded animal, often a horse, but is ironically applied by the film itself to the well-trained girls of the upper class. (IT)