Broken Men by Julian Paulsen | Script Revolution

Broken Men

In the 1970s in New York City, the lives of a quick-tempered detective, an unscrupulous defense attorney, and a ruthless drug kingpin, violently intersect in a tale of secrecy, betrayal, and sacrificial redemption.



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Official Selection - 2022 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Winner Best Noir Script - 2022 Oniros Film Awards - New York
Winner Best Feature Script - 2022 New York International Film Awards - NYIFA
Quarter-Finalist - 2022 Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

"Broken Men is an effective and thoughtful drama, with the action driven by the psychological state of three men in the grip of fear that their darkest secret will be discovered."
Shore Scripts

"Broken Men is an epic crime drama that calls to mind films like Chinatown and L.A. Confidential with a contemporary crime element."
Diverse Voices

"Broken Men is a deeply compelling crime drama that benefits immensely from its focus on its thematic core. The exploration of various cops and criminals interweaving across the gritty underbelly of Manhattan is one that feels effectively fatalistic..."
Screen Craft

"Broken Men is a highly compelling crime drama-thriller, and features a strong ensemble cast of complex, compelling characters."
Launch Pad

"Broken Men... is a compelling, cerebral dramatic thriller with a character driven edge."
Dashiell Finley

"With complex, empathetic characters, edgy, tough and often hilarious dialogue, a solid noir-ish storyline and some fantastic action scenes, Broken Men is certainly a script to be reckoned with."
Leo O'Sullivan

Submitted: October 2, 2022
Last Updated: February 25, 2023

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The Writer: Julian Paulsen

Julian's journey – from a lounge bar pianist in Mexico City to a full-time feature screenplay writer in Brooklyn – would be considered quite improbable but not impossible. With this in mind, he has been honing his writing skills with two projects: a noir drama set in New York City, circa 1978, and a romantic, post-apocalyptic thriller set in the 2030s. Write it till you make it, is his motto! Go to bio

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