About

Alex, a teenaged skateboarder, is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu about the death of a security guard severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skateboard. While dealing with the separation process of his parents and the sexual heat of his virgin girlfriend Jennifer, Alex writes his last experiences in Paranoid Park with his new acquaintances and how the guard was killed, trying to reliev...

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Directed by

Gus Van Sant

Written by

Gus Van Sant (Screenplay)
Blake Nelson (Novel)

Runtime

85 minutes

Country

United States of America, France

Language

English

Tagline

Could you hide a deadly secret?

Cast

Keywords

teenager independent film teen angst break-up security guard teenage boy autumn skateboarder nonlinear timeline decision fall news broadcast flash forward torso cut in half fatal accident skate park questioning

Photos

Lists

#251 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?