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Life During Wartime

Spine #574



Release:
Jul 26, 2011
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Life During Wartime

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Directed By: Todd Solondz
Starring: Shirley Henderson, Ciaran Hinds, Gaby Hoffman, Allison Janney, Michael Lerner, Chris Marquette, Rich Pecci, Charlotte Rampling, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, Dylan Riley Snyder, Renée Taylor, Michael Kenneth Williams
Licensor: IFC Films

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In Life During Wartime, independent filmmaker Todd Solondz explores contemporary American existence and the nature of forgiveness with his customary dry humor and queasy precision. The film functions as a distorted mirror image of Solondz's acclaimed 1998 dark comedy Happiness, its emotionally stunted characters now groping for the possibility of change in a post-9/11 world. Happiness's grim New Jersey setting is transposed to sunny Florida, but the biggest twist is that new actors fill the roles originated in the earlier film-including Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, and Ally Sheedy as alarmingly dissimilar sisters, and CiarĂ¡n Hinds hauntingly embodying a reformed pedophile. Shot in expressionistic tones by cinematographer extraordinaire Ed Lachman, Solondz's film finds the humor in the tragic and the tragic in the everyday.

Supplements
  • Ask Todd, an audio Q&A with director Todd Solondz in which he responds to viewers' questions
  • Making "Life During Wartime," a new documentary featuring interviews with actors Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Michael Lerner, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, and Michael Kenneth Williams, and on-set footage of the actors and crew
  • New video piece in which Lachman discusses his work on the film
  • Original theatrical trailer

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