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Eyes Wide Shut

Out of Competition

Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Production:
Warner Bros., Stanley Kubrick Productions, Hobby Films
Running Time:
159’
Language:
English
Country:
USA, UK
Year:
1999
Main Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Sydney Pollack, Marie Richardson, Rade Serbedzija, Leelee Sobieski
Screenplay:
Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael
Cinematographer:
Larry Smith
Production Designer:
Leslie Tomkins, Roy Walker
Costume Designer:
Marit Allen, Timothy Everest
Music:
Jocelyn Pook

Synopsis

The film is inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s novella Dream Story, with the events transferred to the setting of New York in the 1990s. The protagonists are Bill Hartford, a doctor, and his wife Alice, a gallerist: a young, well-to-do and apparently happy couple. After a party at which people make passes at both of them, Alice tells her husband of her own erotic fantasies about a man she had met on vacation. Bill is disturbed by this, but a telephone call obliges him to go out to visit the family of a patient who has just died. He then starts to wander around the streets of New York: first he is picked up by a young prostitute, and then meets an old friend who tells him about a mysterious and exclusive gathering in a luxurious country mansion, at which it is obligatory to wear a mask. Intrigued, Bill hires a costume and manages to get into the mansion. Here he witnesses the staging of solemn and disquieting orgiastic rituals, but soon discovers that he is in grave danger.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Warner Bros. Entertainment
98 Theobalds Road
WC1X 8WB – London, United Kingdom
http://www.warnerbros.com

WORLD SALES: Park Circus
15 Woodside Crescent
G3 7UL – Glasgow,United Kingdom
Tel. +44 141 332 2175
Email: info@parkcircus.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Park Circus
15 Woodside Crescent
G3 7UL – Glasgow,United Kingdom
Tel. +44 141 332 2175
Email: info@parkcircus.com

PRESS OFFICE: Kate Timperley - Park Circus
27 Beak Street
W1F 9RU – London, United Kingdom
Tel. + 44 7585005428
kate.timperley@parkcircus.com


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