Optimist

The Optimist

Director: Marius Balchunas

Cast: Marius Balchunas, Rade Serbedzija, Leelee Sobieski, Shane West

     
 
A Russian-Jewish immigrant (Rade Serbedzija) whose pride prevents him from admitting to being fired as a clarinetist for the Torrance Symphony finds his life taking an unexpectedly positive turn after a pair of fleeing car thieves choose his home as a place to hide out from the authorities. Later, as one of the thieves (Shane West) succeeds in convincing the elderly

Overview

A Russian-Jewish immigrant (Rade Serbedzija) whose pride prevents him from admitting to being fired as a clarinetist for the Torrance Symphony finds his life taking an unexpectedly positive turn after a pair of fleeing car thieves choose his home as a place to hide out from the authorities. Later, as one of the thieves (Shane West) succeeds in convincing the elderly musician that he's the man's long lost son, the ruse grows complicated. Leelee Sobieski, Ed Begley, Jr., and Eric Balfour co-star.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2008
UPC:
0625828431500
Original Release:
2006
Source:
Peace Arch Trinity
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:24:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rade Serbedzija Actor
Leelee Sobieski Actor
Shane West Actor
Eric Balfour Actor
Ed Begley Actor
Regina Hall Actor
Brian Geraghty Actor
Reiley McClendon Actor
Joel Moore Actor

Technical Credits
Marius Balchunas Director,Screenwriter
Katya Blumenfeld Production Designer
David Dodson Editor
Debra Goldfield Editor
Darin Harmon Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew Huebscher Cinematographer
Yagmur Kaplan Score Composer
Ernest Koskin Executive Producer
Richard Middleton Co-producer
Mladen Milicevic Score Composer
Kimberly Ray Editor
Scott Sturgeon Producer,Screenwriter
Emmy Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer
John Veague Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Elder Son
1. On the Run [9:51]
2. Reunion [13:17]
3. Russian Nights [12:01]
4. Symphony of Deception [8:18]
5. Paternal Bonds [8:10]
6. Brotherly Love [8:46]
7. Great With Faces [10:43]
8. Pretty Russian of Me [13:18]

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