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The Fever

Synopsis

An Englishwoman wakes up in the middle of the night in a small hotel in a poverty-stricken foreign city where a civil war is being fought. She has a fever, and tries to remember why she has returned to this frightening country.

During the night, she starts to retrace her happy childhood and her relatively happy adult existence as a kind, hard-working professional woman who loved her family and friends, appreciated music and the arts. But she is also retracing the unusual events that have led her to this place, and how the people she has met on that journey began to change her understanding of the world. Now, in this lonely hotel room she is struggling with a new and unpleasant perception of herself and her life.

As the dawn breaks, her fever subsides and with it comes an honest appraisal of herself. With gut-wrenching clarity she has come to understand her responsibility for the violence of poverty and exploitation she sees in the world.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
83 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Carlo Nero
Producer
Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Blum
Editor
Mel Quigley
Screenwriter
Carlo Nero, Wallace Shawn
Director of Photography
Mark Moriarty
Sound
Stjepan Suskovic
Music
Claudio Capponi
Principal Cast
Vanessa Redgrave, Angelina Jolie, Michael Moore, Joely Richardson, Rade Sherbedgia, Geraldine James

Production Company

Shawn-Fever Productions Ltd.
26 Prebend Mansions
Chiswick High Road
London W4 2LU
UK

T+44 (0)20 8994 0992
F+44 (0)20 8742 1040

prebend36@aol.com
carlo@dissentprojectsltd.com

Sales
Company

HBO Enterprises

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