Desperate Characters

Directed By: Frank D. Gilroy Starring: Shirley MacLaine

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Product Overview


Studio Legend Films, Inc.
SKU 208105486
UPC 844503000323
UPC 14 00844503000323
Format DVD
Release Date 7/1/2008
Rating Rating
Character Study
Family Interaction
Social Issues
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A story of a childless, middle-aged couple whose crumbling marriage and daily struggle with the stresses of city life has them trapped in a hell they're too depleted to leave.
Plot Summary
Summary Sophie, a freelance book translator, and Otto, a lawyer, are a childless bourgeois couple living in Brooklyn. They are locked in a disintegrating marriage and suffering a mid-life crisis. Their personal ennui and confusion are heightened by contact with people equally bored and empty, and the intruding difficulties of city life, including crime, vandalism, grim subways, and the constant wail of sirens signaling danger at all times.
Frank D. Gilroy
Shirley MacLaine
Cast & Crew
Sada Thompson - Star
Shirley MacLaine - Star
Carol Kane - Star
Kenneth Mars - Star
Rose Gregorio - Star
Jack Somack - Star
Gerald S. O'Loughlin - Star
Frank D. Gilroy - Producer
Jim Hall - Composer
Paula Fox - Source Writer
Frank D. Gilroy - Writer
Robert Q. Lovett - Editor
Edgar Lansbury - Art Director
Herbert F. Mulligan - Set Designer
Urs Furrer - Cinematographer
Lee Konitz - Composer
Ron Carter - Composer
Frank D. Gilroy - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1971
Catalog ID 00320
UPC 00844503000323
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 88 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Product Attributes
Actor Maclaine,Shirley
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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