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Lost Language of Cranes

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The damage caused by long-kept secrets is at the heart of this moving drama adapted from David Leavitt's acclaimed novel. Confronted with his son's confession that he is gay, Owen (Brian Cox) realizes that he can no longer live a lie. Although he still loves his wife Rose (Eileen Atkins), he abandons the safe world of the heterosexual for the difficult but rewarding journey of "coming out." But as he begins to explore his sexuality more fully, the marriage inevitably breaks down, despite Rose's efforts to continue as normal. And thought there is pain and suffering for all involved, this is also an opportunity for everyone to start their lives over, this time based on the truth.


Studio Warner
SKU 204172338
UPC 794051267429
UPC 14 00794051267429
Format DVD
Release Date 5/29/2007
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Cox,Brian
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Cast & Crew
Angus Macfadyen - Actor
Brian Cox - Actor
Bruce Macadie - Production Designer
David Leavitt - Based On Novel By
Eileen Atkins - Actor
Julian Wastall - Original Music By
Mark Shivas - Executive Producer
Nigel Finch - Director
Remi Adefarasin - Cinematographer
Rene Auberjonois - Actor
Ruth Caleb - Producer
Sean Mathias - Screenplay
Sue Wyatt - Editor
Nominee (1993) British Academy Awards, Brian Cox, BAFTA TV Award - Best Actor
ReviewSource PopcornQ Review
Review The Lost Language of Cranes is a BBC adaptation of David Leavitt's late-'80s novel, given a handsome Great Performances gloss by director Nigel Finch. Cranes, the movie, is a careful, classy, and painful melodrama of melancholy and miscommunication...The main change is from the original story's New York Jewish setting to nondenominational suburban London; it works superbly. The mediocrity of England is the perfect metaphor for the claustrophobia all the characters feel. The film also captures the novel's wry humor, and was partly shot in real gay London locations -- except for the porno theater scenes, which had to be invented (gay porn is illegal in Britain).
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Cox,Brian
Label BBC Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
PopcornQ Review ...a careful, classy, and painful melodrama of melancholy and miscommunication...

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