IN THE BEDROOM

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IN THE BEDROOM

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Todd Field
USA, 2001
130min, OF

IN THE BEDROOM

Todd Field
USA, 2001
, 130min, OF

Cast: 
Tom Wilkinson
Matt Fowler
Sissy Spacek
Ruth Fowler
Nick Stahl
Frank Fowler
Marisa Tomei
Natalie Strout
William Mapother
Richard Strout
William Wise
Willis Grinnel
Celia Weston
Katie Grinnel
Karen Allen
Marla Keyes
Frank T. Wells
Henry
Screenplay: 
Robert Festinger
Todd Field nach der Kurzgeschichte «Killing» von Andre Dubus
Sound: 
Will Riley
Camera: 
Antonio Valvache
Editor: 
Frank Reynolds
Composer: 
Thomas Newman
Decoration: 
Rochelle Berliner
Costume: 
Melissa Economy

Production: 
Good Machine International 417 Canal Street New York, NY 10013, USA T 212 343 9230, F 212 343 9645
World Sales: 
UIP UIP House, 45 Beadon Road London W6 0EG, Großbritannien T 20 8741 9041, F 20 8741 9602
Distribution in Austria: 
UIP Neubaugasse 1 1070 Wien T 1 523 46 31, F 1 526 75 48
Format: 
35 mm
Color

A character actor of some repute, Todd Field proves a writer-director of considerable sophistication with this austere yet visceral study of grief. As an upper-middle-class Maine couple coping with sudden tragedy, Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek match Fields direction with performances of exquisite precision and unblinking candor. The film dares to abruptly effect a gaping void and plunge the viewer into its chilly depths; even a dubious third-act detour is thoughtfully undermined by a purposeful lack of closure. (Dennis Lim)