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The Death of Klinghoffer [videorecording]

music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; directed by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste ; executive producer, Jan Younghusband ; A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS
Format
Video; DVD
Director
Penny Woolcock
Performers
Sanford Sylvan (Leon Klinghoffer) ; Yvonne Howard (Marilyn Klinghoffer) ; Christopher Maltman (Captain) ; Tom Randle (Molqi) ; Kamel Boutros (Mamoud) ; Leigh Melrose (Rambo) ; Emil Marwa (Omar) (sung by Susan Bickley) ; supporting soloists ; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus ; John Adams, conductor.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
166 min.
Language
Sung in English; subtitles (opera only) in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Notes
  • Opera, based on the hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro.
  • Durations: 119 min. (opera); 47 min. (filming "The death of Klinghoffer")
  • Special features: filming "The death of Klinghoffer"; director's commentary.
  • "Award-winning British film-maker Penny Woolcock, working with the composer, has ingeniously reworked the original, using techniques afforded by film to imbue the narrative with realism. Whilst the main action is shot on location in the Mediterranean, actual and recreated archive footage tells the broader story of the characters before and after the hijacking"--Container.
  • Program notes, synopsis, and biographical notes on the composer, director, and performers (18 p.) inserted in container.
Awards Note
Official selection Sundance Film Festival 2003; winner of the Prix Italia.
Credits
Director of photography, Graham Smith ; production designer, John Ellis.
Published
London, England : Decca ; New York NY : Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, Corp., c2003.
Publisher no.
B0001515-09 Decca
Description
1 videodisc (166 min.) : sd., col., 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby digital stereo; digital 5.1 surround.
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