2012, English, Video edition: Before the devil knows you're dead.

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Edition
  • Widescreen.
Physical Description
  • 1 DVD-video (112 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Before the devil knows you're dead.
Other Creators
  • Masterson, Kelly, (writer.)
  • Tomei, Marisa, (actor.)
  • Cerenzie, Michael, (producer.)
  • Lumet, Sidney, (director.)
  • Finney, Albert, (actor.)
  • Hawke, Ethan, (actor.)
  • Hopscotch Entertainment (Firm)
  • Roadshow Entertainment (Firm)
  • Capitol Films
  • Funky Buddha Group
  • Unity Productions
  • Linsefilms (Firm)
Edition
  • Widescreen.
Distributed
  • [Australia] Hopscotch Entertainment Roadshow Entertainment [distributor], [2012]
Content Types
  • two-dimensional moving image
Carrier Types
  • videodisc
Physical Description
  • 1 DVD-video (112 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Subjects
Target Audience
  • Adult
Summary
  • Sidney Lumet ’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead is an exceptionally dark story about a crime gone wrong and the complicated reasons behind it. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke are outstanding as brothers whose mutual love-hate relationship subtly colors their agreement to rob their own parents’ jewelry store, and more explicitly affects the anxious aftermath of their villainy when their mother (Rosemary Harris) ends up shot. Hoffman’s steely, emotionally locked-up Andy, despite pulling down six figures as a corporate executive, is supporting an expensive drug habit while trying to leave the country with his depressed wife, Gina (Marisa Tomei). Hank (Hawke), a whipped dog of low intelligence, owes back alimony and child support to his ex-spouse. Both men need money and agree to rip off their parents' business, a decision that goes awry and puts both men in various kinds of jeopardy while their mother remains comatose and their father (Albert Finney) lurches along trying to make sense of anything. Writer Kelly Masterson's screenplay employs a perhaps now-overly-familiar time-shifting tactic, jumping around the chronology of the story's events and replaying scenes from different vantage points. The effect is a little tedious but successfully deconstructs the film's drama in a way that shows how such terrible events are directly linked to family dysfunction, old wounds between parent and child, between siblings, that fester into full-blown tragedy.
Credits
  • Written by Kelly Masterson ; produced by Michael Cerenzie..[et.al] ; director Sidney Lumet.
Performer
  • Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Notes
  • Includes extra: The making of 'Before the devil knows you're dead' ; audio commentary with Sidney Lumet, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke ; 'The List': the directional debut from Joel Edgerton.
  • Rated MA 15+
  • In English. No subtitles.
Technical Details
  • DVD, PAL. Region 4; Dolby Digital.
Language
  • English
Dewey Number
  • 791.4372
  • 797.32092
Standard Number
  • 9321337139012
Music Publisher No.
  • 4072SD0
  • HOP0299
Libraries Australia ID
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Libraries Australia

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