Heaven

Heaven

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Director: Tom Tykwer

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone

     
 

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German filmmaker Tom Tykwer made his English-language debut with this feature, which was adapted from a screenplay co-authored by the late Krzysztof Kieslowski. Philippa (Cate Blanchett) is a British schoolteacher living in Italy, whose husband fell victim to a drug overdose, as have several of her students. Marco Vendice (Stefano Santospago) is a powerful local drug… See more details below

Overview

German filmmaker Tom Tykwer made his English-language debut with this feature, which was adapted from a screenplay co-authored by the late Krzysztof Kieslowski. Philippa (Cate Blanchett) is a British schoolteacher living in Italy, whose husband fell victim to a drug overdose, as have several of her students. Marco Vendice (Stefano Santospago) is a powerful local drug dealer who sold the dope which killed Philippa's husband, as well as a number of neighborhood teens. Disgusted with the inability of the police to bring Vendice to justice, Philippa takes the law into her own hands, planting a bomb which is intended to kill the dealer. However, Philippa's plan goes awry, and instead the bomb kills four innocent bystanders. Philippa is arrested and brought before the police for questioning, not knowing that the interrogating officer in charge of the case, Pini (Mattia Sbragia), is one of Vendice's secret business associates. More comfortable with English than Italian, Philippa requests a translator, and multilingual officer Filippo (Giovanni Ribisi) is brought in to serve as interpreter. Filippo finds himself falling in love with Philippa, and with his help she's able to escape and go into hiding; however, despite her deep regrets about the loss of four lives in the bombing, she is still bound and determined to see Vendice dead.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2003
UPC:
0786936219807
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:37:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature commentary by director Tom Tykwer; "The Story of Heaven" featurette; Deleted scenes (optional commentary by Tom Tykwer); Space Cam fly-by; French subtitles; Original language track (English and Italian with English subtitles); Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cate Blanchett Philippa
Giovanni Ribisi Filippo
Remo Girone His Father
Stefania Rocca Regina
Matthis Sbargia Major Pini
Alberto di Stasio Public Prosecutor
Stefano Santospago Marco Vendice
Alessandro Sperduti Ariel
Giovanni Vettorazzo Inspector
Gianfranco Barra Lieutenant
Vincent Riotta Caretaker

Technical Credits
Tom Tykwer Director
Stefan Arndt Producer
Marc Baschet Associate Producer
Mathilde Bonnefoy Editor
Roberta Casale Art Director
Frederique Dumas Producer
Sebastian Fahr Asst. Director
Frank Griebe Cinematographer
Uli Hanisch Production Designer
William Horberg Executive Producer
Monika Jacobs Costumes/Costume Designer
Krzysztof Kieslowski Screenwriter
Maria Koepf Producer
Cedomir Kolar Associate Producer
Maria Kopf Producer
Matthias Lempert Sound/Sound Designer
Agnes Mentre Executive Producer
Anthony Minghella Executive Producer
Teresa Moneo Executive Producer
Arvo Pärt Score Composer
Krzysztof Piesiewicz Screenwriter
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer
Shaila Rubin Casting
Wolfgang Schukrafft Sound/Sound Designer
Christoph Steeger Art Director
Manuela Stehr Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Untimely Cleaning [10:38]
2. Interrogation [8:40]
3. What's Wrong? [5:28]
4. A Little Help [8:52]
5. I Agree [6:07]
6. A Bag in the Toilet [3:06]
7. What Nobody Expects [6:35]
8. Do You Remember Me? [5:53]
9. Time to Leave [10:06]
10. "Where Will We Go?" [5:35]
11. Montepulciano [7:02]
12. A Father's Love [5:50]
13. A Place to Hide [4:54]
14. To Heaven [3:50]
15. End Credits [4:08]

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