Product Description & Reviews
Incest and other abuses rend a working-class family of four in contemporary rural England. Directed by Tim Roth. As unflinching and bleak as it is beautiful, Tim Roth's directorial debut, The War Zone, is remarkably accomplished filmmaking. Adapted by Alexander Stuart from his own novel, the film centers on a family that has just moved from London to the wind-swept English seaside during winter. The relative isolation soon reveals an ongoing incestuous relationship between the working-class father (Ray Winstone) and his 17-year-old-daughter, Jessie. The middle-class mother (Tilda Swinton) has just given birth to their third child and desperately avoids knowing the truth, leaving Tom, the younger brother, with the horrific responsibility of exposing the family secret. Fearless in its hard-fought depiction of incest, The War Zone pulls no punches; this vivid portrayal of abuse within a family and the scathed consciousness that results is not for the faint of heart. True to his theater background, Roth doesn't explain how or where such brutal choices were first taken, choosing rather to let the actors bear the ambiguities and anguish of a terrible knowledge in the their body language. --Fionn Meade
Features & Highlights
|Manufacturer:||New Yorker Video|
|Publisher:||New Yorker Video|
|Studio:||New Yorker Video|
|Item Weight:||0.25 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.75 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.25 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.1 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches|
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