Plot & Details
Director Carlo Gabriel Nero brings actor/playwright Wallace Shawn's controversial study of the growing chasm between the first and third world from stage to screen with this tale of a privileged woman whose reality suddenly suffers a profound shift. A bourgeois woman awakens suffering from a particularly intense fever and trapped in an unidentified third-world country. Later, upon venturing out into her war-torn surroundings, the once-wealthy woman is forced to contend with such unfamiliar issues as luxury, culpability, and revolution. Angelina Jolie, Joely Richardson, and Michael Moore co-star in a drama that employs animation and thought-provoking first-person monologues to explore the concept of bourgeois privilege.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 83min.
- DVD Release Date: 12/04/2007
- Distributor(s): HBO Films
- Director(s): Carlo Gabriel Nero
- Starring: Vanessa Redgrave , Michael Moore , Angelina Jolie , Joely Richardson , Rade Serbedzija
- Themes: Class Differences,Political Unrest,Existential Crisis
- Tone: Dreamlike,Enigmatic,Hallucinatory
- Keywords: Third-World, bourgeois, fever, life-changes
- Language: English