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The Kreutzer Sonata

Director: Bernard Rose

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2008

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Synopsis

The second instalment of a planned trilogy loosely based on the works of the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, acclaimed British director Bernard Rose (CANDYMAN) follows the remarkable IVANS XTC with THE KREUTZER SONATA, a shocking new film set in contemporary Hollywood that graphically emphasizes Tolstoy's brutally controversial views on the corrupting power of sex and accompanying jealousy.

Featuring bold, brilliant and utterly compelling performances from Elisabeth Röhm (Law & Order, Heroes) as the beautiful and talented pianist Abigail, and Danny Huston (X Men: Wolverine, The Proposition), as the wealthy philanthropist and enraged husband Edgar, who is consumed by feelings of carnal desire and violent jealousy, the KREUTZER SONATA explores the rich complexities of love, sex, obsession and paranoia in a raw, emotionally and sexually charged thriller.

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Cast

Starring: 

Danny Huston, Elisabeth Röhm, Matthew Yang King, Angelica Huston

Credits

Director: Bernard Rose

Writer(s): 

Bernard Rose, Lisa Enos

Producers: 

Naomi Despres, Lisa Enos

Editor:  Bernard Rose

Cinematographer:  Bernard Rose

Production Details

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2008

Language:  English

Duration:  99 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  12th March 2010

DVD Release Date:  26th April 2010

Reviews

JASON SOLOMONS, THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

"This Sonata's passion is off the scale... terrific... Huston is magnificent... penetrating... It's a film that never shies from dangerous emotions, sexual frankness or sheer terror"

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MARK KERMODE, THE OBSERVER

"startling... a compellingly threatening picture of poisonous jealousy and explosive psycho-sexual rage. Hats off to Danny Huston"

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PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN

"Bold, brilliant and exhilarating... Bernard Rose... is showing stunning form with his modern adaptations of Tolstoy... a superbly creative adaptation"

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WENDY IDE, THE TIMES

"passion, pain and exquisite erotic agonies seep into the spaces between the notes. Danny Huston... is on superb form here... nervous tension... vibrates in the film like a static charge. The sex is raw, angry, animalistsic and suffused with almost as much hate as love."

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RICHARD GODWIN, THE EVENING STANDARD

"It's got it all: graphic sex, spurting blood, classical music... shocking"

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VIEW LONDON

"superbly directed, brilliantly written... exerts a vice-like grip and doesn't let go... riveting performances... Highly recommended"

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NEWS OF THE WORLD

"sex and violins... explicit rumpo... an arresting sight... a terrifyingly tense final act"

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