Being Human

Overview

Five fables, each set in a different historical era, make up this quirky comedy from director Bill Forsyth. Each tale features Robin Williams as a basically decent but troubled average man named Hector. Beginning with the Bronze Age, where Hector struggles for survival against barbarians, the film proceeds through Roman times, the Middle Ages, and the 16th century, concluding in the present day, where Hector is a divorced father attempting to reconcile with his children. The film clearly intends to draw parallels...
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Overview

Five fables, each set in a different historical era, make up this quirky comedy from director Bill Forsyth. Each tale features Robin Williams as a basically decent but troubled average man named Hector. Beginning with the Bronze Age, where Hector struggles for survival against barbarians, the film proceeds through Roman times, the Middle Ages, and the 16th century, concluding in the present day, where Hector is a divorced father attempting to reconcile with his children. The film clearly intends to draw parallels between these stories in order to illustrate the universal nature of human experience, though the segments themselves vary widely in tone, from broadly comic to philosophically reflective. Additionally, some may find the film's attempts at creating a fantasy atmosphere rather cloying, while others may be charmed by the project's determined oddness and whimsicality.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2010
  • UPC: 883316242414
  • Original Release: 1993
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 2:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,760

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Hector
John Turturro Lucinnius
Anna Galiena Beatrice
Vincent D'Onofrio Priest
Hector Elizondo Dom Paulo
Lorraine Bracco Anna
Lindsay Crouse Janet
Kelly Hunter Deirdre
Helen Miller Betsy
Charles Miller Tom
William H. Macy Boris
Grace Mahlaba Thalia
Theresa Russell The Storyteller
Susie Figgis
Sharon Howard-Field
Jonathan Hyde
Lizzy McInnerny
Technical Credits
Bill Forsyth Director, Screenwriter
Jonathan Benson Asst. Director
Robert F. Colesberry Producer
Michael Coulter Cinematographer
Michael Ellis Editor
Susie Figgis Casting
Norman Garwood Production Designer
Michael Gibbs Score Composer
Sharon Howard-Field Casting
Louis Kramer Musical Direction/Supervision
Steve Norris Associate Producer
Keith Pain Art Director
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew Precht Art Director
David Puttnam Producer
Nelson Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
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