War Requiem (DVD)

Directed by Derek Jarman

Year: 1989
Running Time: 92
UPC: 7 38329 06212 5
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.K.
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War Requiem (DVD)

Cast
Laurence Olivier
Tilda Swinton
Sean Bean
Nathaniel Parker

Crew
Composed by Benjamin Britten
Directed by Derek Jarman

"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. Featuring Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, National Treasure) as Owen's star-crossed German counterpart, and Sir Laurence Olivier in his final screen appearance, WAR REQUIEM is a "violent, horrifying, ultimately inspiring film" that remains Derek Jarman's definitive, "eloquent, complex, and profoundly negative statement on war" (Washington Post).


DVD Extras Include:

  • Trailer
  • Stills Gallery

"A stunning visual and serious music treat."- Variety

  • Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

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