First Official Trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro

May 3, 2009
Source: YouTube


The official trailer for director Francis Ford Coppola's latest film, Tetro, debuted on YouTube this weekend. A lot of people believe that Coppola has lost it recently, and I'm not sure that this trailer does anything to further prove that he has or hasn't lost his mind, however, it is at least very interesting. There's no denying that after all that Coppola has achieved in his life, that he has quite a bit of filmmaking talent, and that's at least evident in this trailer for Tetro. Newcomer Alden Ehrenreich stars as Bennie and Vincent Gallo stars as his brother Tetro, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Check it out below.

Coppola declined an offer to debut this at Cannes, saying, "this is an independent film, and I felt that being invited for a non-competition gala screening wasn't true to the personal and independent nature of this."

Watch the official trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro:

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Bennie (Ehrenreich) travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother Tetro (Gallo), a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.

Tetro is both written and directed by profound Academy Award winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, of everything from Dementia 13 to all three The Godfather films to Apocalypse Now to Rumble Fish to Bram Stoker's Dracula to John Grisham's The Rainmaker to Youth Without Youth most recently. The film was shot in Argentina last year and is being released independently by Coppola's own American Zoetrope. Tetro is tentatively set to debut in very limited theaters in the US starting on June 11th this very summer.

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Reader Feedback - 33 Comments


This looks brilliant. Most modern films seem to look slightly off when shot in black and white.

Fuelbot on May 3, 2009



jay on May 3, 2009


I believe this could be great. The cinematography looks awesome, I honestly think this can be his comeback...

Zachy on May 3, 2009


Ummm, cinematography looks great, but I don't really understand the film... like I get it, but it doesn't "capture" me, perhaps I'm missing something >.<

Matthew on May 3, 2009


Looks interesting, cinematography does look impressive

Tedious Ted on May 3, 2009


Meh. Could be genius. Could be another indie piece of crap. I guess we'll see.

Marty Martin on May 3, 2009


I know a lot of writers like that.

Crapola on May 3, 2009


This looks 1000 times better then Youth Without Youth... man did I hate that film.

Jeff W. on May 3, 2009


i can't wait to see where this story goes. The father seems like a dick and i love dicks...can't get enough of dicks...dicks

Gary M on May 3, 2009



Chuck Norris on May 3, 2009


I agree with #6

scm1000 on May 3, 2009


I'm w/ #6 as well. This trailer didn't really get me going for anything. I barely even know what this is about or why anything is happening in the first place. Kinda reminds me of "Adaptation" with the brother with the script and the odd occurences' which may or may not be happening.

Conrad on May 3, 2009


I could barely finish that trailer, it didn't interest me at all for some reason. I can see why people say it looks brilliant but man I just don't get it. #9 dicks

Scott McHenry on May 3, 2009


Could go either way. Cinematography looks brilliant though.

B-Han on May 3, 2009


I gotta say, I'm interested. Looks appealing.

Brian on May 3, 2009


Agree with #1 Reminds me of the trailer for Tarsem's The Fall; very intriguing, beautiful music, but it could end up being not everything it promises to be.

Boris Van Der Ree on May 3, 2009



Nick Sears on May 3, 2009


This looks like it would be extremely brilliant to some people, I am not one of those people.

Richard on May 3, 2009


#16 The Fall was incredible. Just as breathless as the trailer led you to believe it would be...

Tyler on May 3, 2009


i stopped watching this the second i saw Vincent Gallo.

Jimbone on May 4, 2009


"that he has quite a bit of filmmaking talent," ???? Are you by any chance on drugs, my friend???! Jesus...

Nuno on May 4, 2009


Holy shit this looks awesome. Youth Without Youth was unbearable. This is the type of stuff Coppola was talking about in the early 80s when he was full of hot air. Simply beautiful. Can't wait and I may actually be able to get over my hatred for the publicity-hungry stuntman that is Vincent Gallo.

b on May 4, 2009


I was going to say "brilliant" but then I read four other replies said "brilliant". Aw heck, make it five.

Mat on May 4, 2009


it looks horrible and u people all know it

rocken on May 4, 2009


I dig the 1950's vibe. it's not just the B&W either. the music and cinematography remind me of classic Wells movies. Whats with the hate on Gallo? I've always liked him, save for Brown Bunny.

theotherbluth on May 4, 2009


I mean Welles

theotherbluth on May 4, 2009


Looks more interesting than most of the crap you preview. By the way, not liking a movie because you don't "get" the trailer? Are you thinking? Sites like this one are dictating what you should watch. What do they Know? Not all previews are made by the director or editor. Focus groups determine how a big budget film is cut unless the director has final cut. Film is not just entertainment...

Spike Murdock, Poet-at-Large on May 4, 2009


I agree with Gary M., #9.

Mike P on May 5, 2009


Dunno. This trailer bored me. And I'm not easily bored, I'm usually inclined to like something until proven wrong.

Meg on May 5, 2009


looks like he will finall return to quality rather than popcorn. good job

lando on May 5, 2009


and if its anything like a welles flic, this will rock!

lando on May 5, 2009


Saw the opening credits post before this one and it was stupid w/o context but I must say this trailers good. The black and white makes everything looks so much crisper, I think I'm a fan. At #16 and #19, The Fall had so much potential, most disappointing movie of the that yr for me.

CK on May 6, 2009


A masterclass film. That only a seasoned and brilliant director would attempt and have a chance of succeeding to pull off.

Orangutang on May 8, 2009

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