Circle Of Deceit

Circle Of Deceit

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Cast: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jerzy Skolimowski

     
 

Volker Schlöndorff's drama about the civil war in Lebanon, Circle of Deceit, arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette and an interview with the director. A photo gallery of still images rounds out this solid disc that should be ofSee more details below

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Volker Schlöndorff's drama about the civil war in Lebanon, Circle of Deceit, arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette and an interview with the director. A photo gallery of still images rounds out this solid disc that should be of interest to anyone with an appreciation for world cinema.Bruno Ganz plays a West German journalist whose frequent assignments to war-torn nations have left him jaundiced. He is assigned to cover the civil war in Beirut. The combination of his harrowing experiences on the job and his after-hours relationship with widow Hannah Schygulla affects Ganz deeply, in spite of the wall he's built around himself. He suffers a crisis of conscience when he is forced to commit himself to someone--and something--for the first time in his life. The plot of Circle of Deceit was based on the reminiscences of novelist Nicolas Born; the picture's realism is grotesquely enhanced by the decision to film on location in Beirut, surrounding the actors with genuine wartime carnage--bodies and all. Originally titled Die Falschung, Circle of Deceit is not a comfortable experience, but few will stop watching once the film has started.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
UPC:
0738329034221
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Kino Video
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
55,356

Special Features

"The Making of Circle of Deceit" (1981, 29 min., with English commentary by Volker Schlöndorff); An interview with Volker Schlöndorff (2004, 15 min, in English); Stills gallery; Optional English subtitles; Enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruno Ganz Georg Laschen
Hanna Schygulla Arianna Nassar
Jerzy Skolimowski Hoffmann
Gila Von Weitershausen Greta Laschen
Jean Carmet Rudnik
Joachim D. Mues Actor
Peter Martin Urtel Berger

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director,Screenwriter
Suzanne Baron Editor
Jacques Bufnoir Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Jean-Claude Carrière Screenwriter
Kai Hermann Screenwriter
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Eberhard Junkersdorf Producer
Bernd Lepel Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Igor Luther Cinematographer
Dagmar Niefind Costumes/Costume Designer
Alexandre Riachi Art Director
Paul Trielli Special Effects
André Trielli Special Effects
Margarethe von Trotta Screenwriter
Tannous Zougheib Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Blood Flows [5:19]
2. Dear Greta [5:06]
3. Night Fighting [5:07]
4. Day Fighting [6:31]
5. Searching for a Cause [5:15]
6. Amidst the Struggle [4:15]
7. A Complicated Dinner [5:56]
8. Sweet & Sticky [3:20]
9. Visiting Heir Joseph [7:29]
10. A Sophist & Pacifist [5:02]
11. Mathematics of Horror [2:57]
12. A Baby in Baabda [7:02]
13. Ariane, Now a Mother [5:14]
14. Massacre in Damur [5:57]
15. Unjustified Killing [5:26]
16. Taking It Seriously [4:50]
17. Bye, Bye, Beirut [5:38]
18. An Immortal Habit [5:12]
19. Lust for Death [5:48]
20. Back Full Circle [7:41]

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