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In "Life During Wartime", independent filmmaker Todd Solondz ("Welcome to the Dollhouse") 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 filmincluding Shirley Henderson ("Topsy-Turvy"), Allison Janney ("The Ice Storm"), and Ally Sheedy ("The Breakfast Club") as alarmingly dissimilar sisters, and Ciaran Hinds ("Persuasion") hauntingly embodying a reformed pedophile. Shot in expressionistic tones by cinematographer extraordinaire Ed Lachman ("Far from Heaven"), Solondz's film finds the humor in the tragic and the tragic in the everyday.
New Digital Transfer, Supervised and Approved by Director of Photography, Original Theatrical Trailer.
"Ask Todd" - An Audio Q&A with Director Todd Solondz; "Making 'Life During Wartime'"; New Video Piece in Which Lachman Discusses His Work on the Film; Collectible Booklet Featuring an Essay by Film Critic David Sterritt.
|Starring:||Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Ally Sheedy, Ciaran Hinds, Paul Reubens|
|Studio Name:||Phase 4 Films|
|DVD Release Date:||07/26/2011|
|Run Time (in minutes):||97 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Surround|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.23|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.5 x 5.5 x 7.44|
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