A history of violence

David Cronenberg (director), John Wagner (based on the work of), Josh Olson (author of screenplay)
Als Tom, Edie en hun kinderen, die in een klein Amerikaans stadje een restaurant hebben, worden lastiggevallen door een stel misdadigers, weet Tom hen op een gewelddadige manier uit te schakelen
Title
A history of violence / dir. by David Cronenberg ; screenplay by Josh Olson ; based on the graphic novel by John Wagner ... [et al.]
Director
David Cronenberg 1943-
Based on the work of
John Wagner
Author of screenplay
Josh Olson
Composer
Howard Shore 1946-
Actor
Ed Harris William Hurt Viggo Mortensen
Language
English
Publisher
Place of publishing unknown: RCV, 2006
1 dvd-video
Recording date
2005
Playing time
ca. 92 min.
EAN
8713045210298

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Reviews

Amerikaanse harde en bloederige thriller uit 2005 van David Cronenberg, met Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt e.a. Tom Stall woont met zijn vrouw Edie en hun kinderen in het kleine Amerikaanse stadje Millbrook. Hun leventje verloopt prima totdat op een dag een stel misdadigers Toms café binnenvallen en er amok maakt. Tom weet geheel onverwacht op gewelddadige wijze de mannen uit te schakelen. Na dit incident gebeuren er meer vreemde dingen waardoor Edie begint te twijfelen aan haar man en of hij wel die brave huisvader is die zij dacht dat hij was. Matthew Leyland (BBC Movie Review,i) geeft 4 (van 5) sterren: 'This may look like a mainstream gig for Cronenberg, but it's his most challenging - and enjoyable - work in years.'

About David Cronenberg

David Paul Cronenberg (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror genre, with his films exploring visceral bodily transformation, infection, technology, and the intertwining of the psychological with the physical. Cronenberg is best known for exploring these themes through sci-fi horror films such as Shivers (1975), Videodrome (1983), and The Fly (1986), though he has also worked in multiple genres throughout his career.

Cronenberg's films have polarized critics and audiences alike; he has earned critical acclaim and has sparked controversy for his depictions of gore and violence. The Village Voice called him "the most audacious and challenging narrative director in the English-speaking world". His films have won numerous awards, including, for Crash, the Special Jury Prize at the 1996 Can…Read more on Wikipedia

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