Anesthesia Movie

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A snowy New York City night, a beloved teacher, a shocking crime: this provocative drama pieces together the puzzle of a man’s life just before it changes forever.

Who's Involved:

Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, Corey Stoll, Tim Blake Nelson, Sam Waterston

Release Date:

Friday, January 8, 2016 (Limited)


Runtime: 1 hr, 30 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

While on his way home one evening, Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterston), a popular Columbia University philosophy professor, is violently attacked on the street. There are a domino effect of events that led up to this seemingly senseless assault. Along the way, hidden connections between a seemingly disparate group of people—including a self-destructive student (Kristen Stewart), a hard-drinking suburban housewife (Gretchen Mol), and a desperate junkie (K. Todd Freeman).

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Who stars in Anesthesia: Cast List

"On The Basis Of Sex" , "Miss Sloane"  

"Underwater" , "American Ultra"  

"Monster" , "Pinocchio"  

"Four Good Days" , "What Happened to Monday?"  

"West Side Story" , "The Many Saints of Newark "  

Who's making Anesthesia: Crew List

A look at the Anesthesia behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tim Blake Nelson last directed Leaves of Grass and Michael Zero. The film's writer Tim Blake Nelson last wrote Leaves of Grass and Seasons of Dust.


IFC Films


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Production: What we know about Anesthesia?

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2015: The film was in Completed status.

Anesthesia Release Date: When was the film released?

Anesthesia was released in 2016 on Friday, January 8, 2016 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Forest, The Revenant and Lamb.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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