Souvenir

Souvenir

Director: Geoffrey Reeve

Cast: Christopher Plummer, Catherine Hicks, Michel Lonsdale

     
 

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Based on the novel The Pork Butcher by David Hughes, this melodrama was directed by literary adaptation specialist Geoffrey Reeve, producer of The Shooting Party (1984), Half Moon Street (1986), and The Whistle Blower (1987). Christopher Plummer stars as Ernst Kestner, a German Army veteran who relocated to New York, where he has lived for…  See more details below

Overview

Based on the novel The Pork Butcher by David Hughes, this melodrama was directed by literary adaptation specialist Geoffrey Reeve, producer of The Shooting Party (1984), Half Moon Street (1986), and The Whistle Blower (1987). Christopher Plummer stars as Ernst Kestner, a German Army veteran who relocated to New York, where he has lived for 43 years, since the end of WWII. Upon the death of his wife and the takeover of his deli business by a chain store, Ernst embarks on a nostalgic journey to France, the site of a 1944 love affair he had with a beautiful young woman in the small, occupied town of Lascaud. In Paris, Ernst reunites with his estranged daughter Tina (Catherine Hicks), who is having marital problems and agrees to accompany her father on his sentimental journey. In Lascaud, however, Ernst discovers both the fate of his long-lost love and horrifying evidence of his complicity in a wartime atrocity he never knew occurred.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2005
UPC:
0689076963626
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Mackinac Media
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:33:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation; Oradour-sur-Glane: A photographic history of the events that inspired the film; Original trailer; High definition mastering

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Plummer Ernst Kestner
Catherine Hicks Tina Boyer
Michel Lonsdale Xavier Lorion
Christopher Cazenove William Root
Patrick Bailey Young Kestner
Lisa Daniely Mme. Lorion
Amelie Pick Janni
Jean Badin Henri Boyer

Technical Credits
Geoffrey Reeve Director
Andre Blay Executive Producer
Margot Capelier Casting
Raymond Hughes Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Morgan Editor
Bob Morgan Editor
Tom Reeve Producer
Maude Spector Casting
Fred Tammes Cinematographer
Paul Wheeler Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Story Begins [3:37]
2. The Visit [5:48]
3. Road to Lascaud [7:43]
4. June 6, 1944 [5:11]
5. Lascaud [8:41]
6. Kestner's Discovery [11:15]
7. June 9, 1944 [12:02]
8. The Interview [5:31]
9. The Celebration [8:56]
10. The Confession [11:21]
11. The Truth [8:21]
12. The Story Ends [4:25]

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