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The Homecoming

The Homecoming

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In North London, an all-male bee-hive of inactivity is ruled with a foul mouth and an iron hand by the abusive Max (Paul Rogers) and his brother, the priggish palace eunuch Sam (Cyril Cusack). Rounding out the precision vulgarity of the Homecoming's "situation tragedy" are the sons, punch-drunk demolition man Joey (Terence Rigby) and the magnificent Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings, the Sweet Hereafter) as pimp-smart Lenny. When, under cover of darkness, the prodigal son Teddy (Michael Jayston) brings his wife Ruth (Vivien Merchant) home to meet his family for the first time, he gets far more and less than he bargained for. To Teddy's rueful discomfort, Ruth's Mona Lisa smile forms the gateway to a labyrinth of Freudian dread, venal family values and naked neediness that could only come from the mind of Harold Pinter. Director Sir Peter Hall re-renders his original Royal Shakespeare Company London stage triumph as a bleached, claustrophobic delirium that exploits the jagged tempos and seductive tensions of Pinter's best play as no theater staging could. The New York Times declared the American Film Theatre's production of the Homecoming, "a movie of astonishing dynamism." Indeed, director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) went so far as to say, "I often find myself seeking solace from this film. It's poetry and twisted sense of compassion and humor have assuaged many moments of despair and confusion. Other people have religion, I have my copy of the Homecoming."

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    Title: The Homecoming
    Genre: Drama
    Starring: Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Michael Jayston, Vivien Merchant, Terence Rigby, Paul Rogers
    Director: Peter Hall
    Attributes: Widescreen
    Release Date: 7/22/2003
    Original Year: 1973
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: PG
    Catalog #: 2882
    UPC: 738329028824
    Item #: KOV002882

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 7/22/2003
    Closed Caption: No
    Studio: Kino Video