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War Requiem

War Requiem

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A stunning visual and serious music treat (Variety), Derek Jarman's (Sebastiane, Jubilee) 1989 War Requiem reunites British cinema's enfant terrible with his muse Tilda Swinton (2008 Oscar Winner for Michael Clayton) for a spectacular and moving interpretation of composer Benjamin Britten's groundbreaking 1961 orchestral masterpiece. Just as Britten combined the sacred Latin Requiem Mass with the searing unromantic war poetry of British infantry lieutenant Wilfred Owen, who was tragically killed in the final week of WWI, Jarman interprets Britten's six movements in eye-popping, and heartbreaking dialogue-free tableaus illustrating war's infinite futility, sacrifice, and waste. War Requiem boldly combines archival footage of war's devastation with Jarman's keen and gifted eye for both the theatrical and the political as Owen, played by Nathaniel Parker, doggedly struggles to survive on the field of battle in defense of a cause rendered unjust by the human toll it takes in the trenches and on the home front.

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    Title: War Requiem
    Genre: British-Drama
    Starring: Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes, Rohan McCullough
    Director: Derek Jarman
    Attributes: Widescreen
    Release Date: 9/2/2008
    Original Year: 1989
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 6212
    UPC: 738329062125
    Item #: KOV006212

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 9/2/2008
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 92 minutes
    Studio: Kino Video