Gerry is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant and starring and co-written by Matt Damon and Casey Affleck. It is the first film of Van Sant's "Death Trilogy", three films based on deaths that occurred in real life and is succeeded by Elephant (2003) and Last Days (2005).
The characters drive to a remote location to hike at a site marked "Wilderness Trail". As they start, they see some other hikers passing by. In order to not be bothered by these hikers, they decide to go off-trail. After some walking, talking, and an impromptu foot race, they decide to head back. Before long, they realize that they are lost. That night, they build a campfire.
|author||Casey Affleck Gus Van Sant Matt Damon|
|director||Gus Van Sant|
|editor||Casey Affleck Gus Van Sant Matt Damon|
|keywords||dehydration father and son foot race pass remote location rescue talk walk|
|theme||avant-garde and experimental independent survival|