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Emile (2004)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40708838
UPC: 723952077110
UPC 14: 00723952077110
Rating: Game Rating Code
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When emile is given the opportunity to travel from england to victoria, canada to receive an honorary degree, he goes knowing it might be his last chance to reconnect with his only living relatives. As the past weaves together with the present, the experience reveals a portrait of one man's redemption.
Editor's Note
Accomplished British actor Sir Ian McKellen stars in this Canadian picture as Emile, a 65 year-old man torn apart by memories of his troubled past. Consumed by guilt over abandoning his family when he was young, Emile makes a last attempt to reconnect with his only living relatives. Director Carl Bessai seamlessly blends the past and present in retelling Emile's life story. Much of the film's key events are examined through flashbacks, with the real and imaginary intersecting throughout. Emile's fragile state of mind is reflected through this interweaving of the past and present, suggesting that he may never escape the past enough to really be present in the current moment. Exploring the conflict between wanting to be independent from one's family, and feeling the need to be connected, EMILE is a well-written and extraordinarily well-acted drama that deals with the complexities of human emotions.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Monarch
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/22/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 93 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 7711
Video UPC UPC: 00723952077110
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Deborah Kara Unger
Video Cast Info Tygh Runyan
Video Cast Info Ian McKellen

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"EMILE is at heart a reverie, a meditation on the past and its treacheries, the ways in which people become flawed, and the eternal though often elusive possibility of forgiveness and redemption." 02/04/2005 p.E6

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