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The Death of Klinghoffer

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Synopsis

October 1985. Four young Palestinians - Omar, Mamoud, Rambo and Molqi - are lined up against a wall in an Italian police station. Marilyn Klinghoffer, an American woman, walks into the room and faces the men. She spits into the face of one of them, who glares back at her defiantly.
 
The film is a screen adaptation of John Adams' opera, based around the hijacking in 1985 of a cruise liner by Palestinian gunmen. The narrative is interspersed with flashbacks providing historical background and perspective to the event.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
120 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Penny Woolcock
Producer
Jan Younghusband
Executive Producer
Jan Younghusband
Editor
Brand Thumin
Screenwriter
Penny Woolcock
Director of Photography
Graham Smith
Sound
Mike Hatch
Music
John Adams
Principal Cast
Yvonne Howard, Sanford Sylvan, Christopher Maltman, Tom Randle, Kamel Boutros, Leigh Melrose, Emil Marwa, Vivian Tierney, Dean Robinson, Kirsten Blase, Nvala Willis

Production Company

Blast Films
2 Imperial Works, Perren Street
London NW5 3ED
UK

T +44 (0)20 7267 4260

mbaptiste@blastfilms.co.uk
http://www.blastfilms.co.uk