Rent The Death of Klinghoffer (2003)

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Synopsis:
The 1985 hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro culminated in the murder of wheelchair-bound Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer. Adams's controversial but highly acclaimed opera plays out against the turbulent emotions and violence that are as ancient as Biblical text and as contemporary as today's headlines. Award-winning British fim-maker Penny Woolcock, working with the composer, has ingeniously reworked the original, using techniques afforded by film to imbue the narrative with realism.
Whilst the main action is shot on location in the Mediterranean, actual and recreated archive footage tells the broader story of the characters before and after the hijacking.
Actors:
Sanford Sylvan, , , , , , Leigh Melrose, , , Vivian Tierney, , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Madonna Baptiste
Voiced By:
Susan Bickley
Writers:
Alice Goodman
Studio:
Decca
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/02/2004
Run Time:
119 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Filming "The Death of Klinghoffer" (47 mins): An in-depth insight into the conception of the film, including exclusive interview footage with John Adams and Penny Woolcock
  • Director's Commentary: Penny Woolcock, with Yvonne Howard, Christopher Maltman and Tom Randle

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