A SUPERB MELODRAME WITH JACK NICHOLSON & MERYL STREEP BY HECTOR BABENCO ("THE SPIDER WOMAN'S KISS")
"FULL INTO THE AMERICAN MYTH FROM FORD TO STEINBECK." THE EXPRESS
Winter 1938, Albany, NY. Francis Phelan is back in his hometown after a twenty-two-year absence. Struck by guilt following the accidental death of his son, he had left his family to go on the roads, sinking into a life of misery. Upon his arrival, Francis finds his two companions in misfortune, Rudy and Helen, but must also face the ghosts of his past...
Haloed by the success of his film The Kiss of the Spider Woman shot two years earlier, Argentinian-Brazilian director Hector Babenco made a sensational debut in the United States with Ironweed, la force d'un destin . Adapted from the novel The Grass of Iron by William Kennedy, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1984, this poignant tribute to America's outcasts stands out brilliantly for its mixture of magical realism and its raw representation of the poverty. Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep are overwhelmingly accurate and emotional.
IRONWEED, THE FORCE OF A DESTINY by Hector Babenco
(1987 - Colors - 143 mins)
High Definition Masters
Original version with French subtitles + French version
Unreleased on Blu-ray
INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL TRAILER
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version DTS-HD MA 2.0 / French Version DTS-HD MA 1.0 • French Subtitles • 1.85 format respected • Colors • Length of Film: 143 mn
Released January 17, 2023