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* AmateurCast: While ''Film/GoodTime'' and ''Film/UncutGems'' are primarily known for their powerhouse performances from Creator/RobertPattinson and Creator/AdamSandler, respectively, the Safdies fill out their casts with actors who have little to no acting experience, ranging from felon-turned-actor Buddy Duress to NBA champion Kevin Garnett.

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* AmateurCast: While ''Film/GoodTime'' and ''Film/UncutGems'' are primarily known for their powerhouse performances from Creator/RobertPattinson and Creator/AdamSandler, respectively, the Safdies fill out their casts with actors who have little to no acting experience, ranging from felon-turned-actor Buddy Duress to NBA champion Kevin Garnett. [[invoked]]



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* BigApplesauce: Literally ''every'' film they've helmed has taken place in New York City (aside from their one documentary endeavor).
* BlackComedy: Despite the their constantly tense atmospheres, combinations of dialogue and unconventional situations leads to more than a few instances of this across their filmography.
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BrokenRecord: To go along with their realistic diction, characters often repeat themselves constantly in the same scene; in instances like ''Film/UncutGems'', it's at least partially because characters are constantly talking over each other.



* ProductionPosse: Nearly all of the Safdie Brothers' scripts have been co-written with their friend Ronald Bronstein, who also assists with editing and starred in ''Daddy Longlegs''.

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* ProductionPosse: Nearly all of the Safdie Brothers' scripts have been co-written with their friend Ronald Bronstein, who also assists with editing and starred in ''Daddy Longlegs''. [[invoked]]



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%%* * SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Despite their high profile films featuring a central figure with [[JerkWithaHeartofJerk varying degrees]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold of jerk]] and self-centeredness, they don't quite lean all the way towards the cynical end, as ''Film/GoodTime'' also ends with [[spoiler:Nick possibly getting the institutional help he needs to stop relying on his brother's toxic influence in his life.]]
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVsSeriousness: Their films are known for their very tense and gritty atmospheres, often casting [[AmateurCast amateur actors]] to play people with the same jobs as they have in real life to emphasize the realism of their settings. That being said, their films typically have a good amount of black comedy, often resulting from the [[TooDumbToLive stupid decisions of their characters.]] [[invoked]]


* ''Film/DaddyLonglegs'' (2009)--First writer/director collaboration between the brothers

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* ''Film/DaddyLonglegs'' ''[[Film/DaddyLonglegs2009 Daddy Longlegs]]'' (2009)--First writer/director collaboration between the brothers



* ''Series/TheCurse'' (TBA)[[/index]]--A comedy series co-written by Creator/NathanFielder and Benny

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* ''Series/TheCurse'' (TBA)[[/index]]--A comedy series co-written by Creator/NathanFielder and Benny
Benny[[index]]


* ''DaddyLonglegs'' (2009)--First writer/director collaboration between the brothers
* ''LennyCooke'' (2013)--A sports documentary about a former high school basketball player
* ''HeavenKnowsWhat'' (2014)--A semi-autobiographical addiction drama

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* ''DaddyLonglegs'' ''Film/DaddyLonglegs'' (2009)--First writer/director collaboration between the brothers
* ''LennyCooke'' ''Film/LennyCooke'' (2013)--A sports documentary about a former high school basketball player
* ''HeavenKnowsWhat'' ''Film/HeavenKnowsWhat'' (2014)--A semi-autobiographical addiction drama



* ''GoldmanVSilverman'' (2020)[[/index]]--A short film starring Creator/AdamSandler and Benny[[index]]

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* ''GoldmanVSilverman'' ''Film/GoldmanVSilverman'' (2020)[[/index]]--A short film starring Creator/AdamSandler and Benny[[index]]
* ''Series/TheCurse'' (TBA)[[/index]]--A comedy series co-written by Creator/NathanFielder and Benny



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While they're both very hands-on on the technical side of their projects, Benny has also stepped in to act in instances such as ''Film/GoodTime'' and ''Goldman v Silverman''. He's currently slated to co-star with Creator/NathanFielder in a Creator/{{Showtime}} comedy ''The Curse'', which he's set to write with Fielder and direct with Josh.



!!Films written and directed by the Safdie brothers:

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!!Films written and directed by !!Projects the Safdie brothers:brothers have worked on:



* ''The Pleasure of Being Robbed'' (2008)[[note]]only directed by Josh[[/note]]
* ''Daddy Longlegs'' (2009)
* ''Lenny Cooke'' (2013)[[note]]documentary[[/note]]
* ''Heaven Knows What'' (2014)
* ''Film/GoodTime'' (2017)
* ''Film/UncutGems'' (2019)
* ''Goldman v Silverman'' (2020)[[/index]][[note]]short film starring Creator/AdamSandler and Benny[[/note]] [[index]]

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* ''The Pleasure ''Film/ThePleasureOfBeingRobbed'' (2008)--Directorial debut of Being Robbed'' (2008)[[note]]only directed by Josh[[/note]]
Josh without collusion with his brother; also co-written
* ''Daddy Longlegs'' (2009)
''DaddyLonglegs'' (2009)--First writer/director collaboration between the brothers
* ''Lenny Cooke'' (2013)[[note]]documentary[[/note]]
''LennyCooke'' (2013)--A sports documentary about a former high school basketball player
* ''Heaven Knows What'' (2014)
''HeavenKnowsWhat'' (2014)--A semi-autobiographical addiction drama
* ''Film/GoodTime'' (2017)
(2017)[[/index]]--A crime-drama starring Creator/RobertPattinson and co-starring Benny[[index]]
* ''Film/UncutGems'' (2019)
(2019)[[/index]]--A thriller starring Creator/AdamSandler[[index]]
* ''Goldman v Silverman'' (2020)[[/index]][[note]]short ''GoldmanVSilverman'' (2020)[[/index]]--A short film starring Creator/AdamSandler and Benny[[/note]] [[index]]
Benny[[index]]


* ''Goldman v Silverman'' (2020)[[note]]short film starring Creator/AdamSandler and Benny[[/note]]

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* ''Goldman v Silverman'' (2020)[[note]]short (2020)[[/index]][[note]]short film starring Creator/AdamSandler and Benny[[/note]]
Benny[[/note]] [[index]]



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* ''Goldman v Silverman'' (2020)[[note]]short film starring Creator/AdamSandler and Benny[[/note]]


* AmateurCast: While ''Film/GoodTime'' and ''Film/UncutGems'' are primarily known for their powerhouse performances from Creator/RobertPattinson and Creator/AdamSandler, respectively, the Safdies fill out their casts with actors who have little to no acting experience, ranging from petty criminal-turned-actor Buddy Duress to NBA champion Kevin Garnett.

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* AmateurCast: While ''Film/GoodTime'' and ''Film/UncutGems'' are primarily known for their powerhouse performances from Creator/RobertPattinson and Creator/AdamSandler, respectively, the Safdies fill out their casts with actors who have little to no acting experience, ranging from petty criminal-turned-actor felon-turned-actor Buddy Duress to NBA champion Kevin Garnett.


Joshua Safdie (born April 3, 1984) and Benny Safdie (born February 24, 1986) are a writer/director/editor SiblingTeam from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity known for their anxiety-inducing stories, naturalistic, overlapping dialogue and use of fluorescent color.


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Joshua Safdie (born April 3, 1984) and Benny Safdie (born February 24, 1986) are a writer/director/editor SiblingTeam from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity known for their intense, anxiety-inducing crime stories, naturalistic, overlapping naturalistic dialogue and use of vivid, fluorescent color.



* AssociatedComposer: Starting with ''Film/GoodTime'', the Safdies have started collaborating with electronic musician [[Music/OneohtrixPointNever Daniel Lopatin]].

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* AssociatedComposer: Starting with ''Film/GoodTime'', the Safdies have started begun collaborating with electronic musician [[Music/OneohtrixPointNever Daniel Lopatin]].



* ProductionPosse: Nearly all of the Safdie Brothers' scripts have been co-written their friend with Ronald Bronstein, who also assists with editing and starred in ''Daddy Longlegs''.

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* ProductionPosse: Nearly all of the Safdie Brothers' scripts have been co-written with their friend with Ronald Bronstein, who also assists with editing and starred in ''Daddy Longlegs''.


* StupidCrooks: There are no mastermind criminals or [[GentlemanThief gentlemen thieves]] in the Safdies' world. ''Film/GoodTime'' in and of itself is like a particularly intense episode of [[Series/WorldsDumbest World's Dumbest Criminals]].

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* StupidCrooks: There are no mastermind criminals or [[GentlemanThief gentlemen thieves]] in the Safdies' world. ''Film/GoodTime'' in and of itself is like a particularly intense episode of [[Series/WorldsDumbest ''[[Series/WorldsDumbest World's Dumbest Criminals]].Criminals]]''.


* {{Antihero}}: None of the Safdies' protagonists are traditionally heroic, instead tending to be selfish, impulsive [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerks with hearts of gold]]. At worst they're destructive, [[Narcissist narcissistic]] [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]], such as Connie in ''Film/GoodTime''.

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* {{Antihero}}: None of the Safdies' protagonists are traditionally heroic, instead tending to be selfish, impulsive [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerks with hearts of gold]]. At worst they're destructive, [[Narcissist [[{{Narcissist}} narcissistic]] [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]], such as Connie in ''Film/GoodTime''.


* StupidCrooks: There are no mastermind criminals or [[GentlemanThief gentlemen thieves]] in the Safdies' world. ''Film/GoodTime'' in and of itself is like a particularly intense episode of [[''Series/WorldsDumbest World's Dumbest Criminals'']].

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* StupidCrooks: There are no mastermind criminals or [[GentlemanThief gentlemen thieves]] in the Safdies' world. ''Film/GoodTime'' in and of itself is like a particularly intense episode of [[''Series/WorldsDumbest [[Series/WorldsDumbest World's Dumbest Criminals'']].Criminals]].


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%%* * StupidCrooks: There are no mastermind criminals or [[GentlemanThief gentlemen thieves]] in the Safdies' world. ''Film/GoodTime'' in and of itself is like a particularly intense episode of [[''Series/WorldsDumbest World's Dumbest Criminals'']].


* {{Antihero}}: None of the Safdies' protagonists are traditionally heroic, instead tending to be selfish, impulsive [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerks with hearts of gold]]. At worst they're [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]], such as Connie in ''Film/GoodTime''.

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* {{Antihero}}: None of the Safdies' protagonists are traditionally heroic, instead tending to be selfish, impulsive [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerks with hearts of gold]]. At worst they're destructive, [[Narcissist narcissistic]] [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]], such as Connie in ''Film/GoodTime''.



%%* ProductionPosse:

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%%* * ProductionPosse: Nearly all of the Safdie Brothers' scripts have been co-written their friend with Ronald Bronstein, who also assists with editing and starred in ''Daddy Longlegs''.



%%* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic:

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%%* * RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: HEAVILY [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Safdie/Ronald Bronstein dialogue is loud, messy and repetitive as with real-life conversations, often overlapping lines in an [[Creator/RobertAltman Altman-esque]] fashion.



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%%* * YouHaveToHaveJews: The brothers are ethnically Jewish and often highlight Jewish people and culture in New York City, especially in ''Film/UncutGems''.

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