The Designated Mourner Poster

Release Date: May 2nd, 1997

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2000

R|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
In a dystopian society where intellectuals are executed by the repressive, pseudo-fascist government, Jack (Mike Nichols) has relinquished his culture and curiosity, while his wife, Judy (Miranda Richardson), and especially her surly father, Howard (David De Keyser), are far more reluctant. First Howard, and then Judy, are rounded up and eventually killed by the government -- and Jack, trying to recover from a mental collapse as a result, is left alone with his guilt.

Cast: Mike Nichols, Miranda Richardson, David de Keyser

Director: David Hare

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Dark, Sacrifice, Wife, Prison, Father, Fall