Leonardo DiCaprio was still looking dapper sans the scotch on the rocks as he and Martin Scorsese presented the film, Shutter Island, today at the Berlin film festival. The 1950′s psychological thriller based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, is the fourth film Scorsese and DiCaprio teamed up on. Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island mark 10 years of their collaboration. Shutter Island debuted out of competition at the festival.
According to AP, DiCaprio said in a news conference on working with Scorsese, “The biggest gift that he’s given me is an appreciation for cinema and cinema’s history, and an entirely new perspective on my view of this art form.” I wonder if Leo gets the same sort of inspiration by watching Jersey Shore?
The film is set in 1954 in a time of Cold War paranoia, when Scorsese himself was growing up, “I grew up during the 50′s, I grew up during the Cold War, I grew up expecting air raids every day. That’s what we were told.”
The film follows the investigation of a disappearance of a murderess from a mental institution. DiCaprio plays a U.S. Marshal in Boston searching for the woman and he starts questioning his own sanity during the investigation.