The Dead (1987)

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  1. llanes13

    llanes13 Guest



    Rating: 7.0/10
    Runtime: 79
    Language: English
    Country: UK/Ireland/USA
    Color: Color

    Director: John Huston
    Anjelica Huston ... Gretta Conroy
    Donal McCann ... Gabriel Conroy
    Dan O'Herlihy ... Mr. Browne
    Donal Donnelly ... Freddy Malins
    Helena Carroll ... Aunt Kate
    Cathleen Delany ... Aunt Julia
    Ingrid Craigie ... Mary Jane
    Rachael Dowling ... Lily
    Marie Kean ... Mrs. Malins
    Frank Patterson ... Bartell D'Arcy

    Description: John Huston's last film is a labor of love at several levels: an adaptation of perhaps one of the greatest pieces of English-language literature by one of Huston's favorite authors, James Joyce; a love letter to the land of his ancestors and the country where his children grew up; and the chance to work with his screenwriter son Tony and his actress daughter Anjelica. The film is delicate and unhurried, detailing a Christmas dinner at the house of two spinster musician sisters and their niece in turn-of-the-century Ireland, attended by friends and family. Among the visiting attendees are the sisters' nephew Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta. The evening's reminiscences bring up melancholy memories for Gretta concerning her first, long-lost love when she was a girl in rural Galway. Her recounting of this tragic love to Gabriel brings him to an epiphany: he learns the difference between mere existence and living. The all-Irish cast and careful period detail give the piece richness and gravity, and Donal McCann and Anjelica Huston are unforgettable as the Conroys.

    Source: DVD-Rip, Filesize: 699 MB, Video codec: XviD, Audio codec: MP3, Video bitrate: 1092 kb/s, Framesize: 528x384

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  2. twisted41

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