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The Fever (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 October 2005 (USA)
Tells the story of a woman who gets involved in politics with no previous contact with world events.


Carlo Gabriel Nero (as Carlo Nero)


Carlo Gabriel Nero (screenplay by) (as Carlo Nero), Wallace Shawn (based on the play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Woman
Maxim Vengerov Maxim Vengerov ... Violinist
Vag Papian Vag Papian ... Piano Player
Joely Richardson ... Woman at 30
Marinko Prga Marinko Prga ... Woman's Husband-30 Years Ago
Lea Spisic Lea Spisic ... The children
Raphael Sparanero Raphael Sparanero ... The children
Tonka Simurina Tonka Simurina ... The children
Georg Stanciu Georg Stanciu ... Ballet Dancer
Jelena Helena Knezevic Jelena Helena Knezevic ... Ballet Dancer (as Helena Knezevic)
Nicola Redmond Nicola Redmond ... Woman at Art Gallery
Franjo Dijak Franjo Dijak ... Thin Young Man
Mia Begovic Mia Begovic ... Woman's Friend
Malcolm Tierney ... The Bitter Man
Souad Faress ... The Seamstress


Tells the story of a woman who gets involved in politics with no previous contact with world events.

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Look beyond comfort.




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Vanessa Redgrave and Angelina Jolie previously appeared in Girl, Interrupted (1999). See more »


Woman: Where do all these objects come from?... How does it happen that these things are made and not others? Of course, there are only a limited number of workers in the world. And each day they do a limited number of things: some things and not other things. Who tells them what they ought to do? The holders of money. They bid their money for the things they want and each bit of money determines some fraction of the day's activities. So the people who have a little determine a little and the people ...
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Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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A film about the true nature of capitalism
12 November 2014 | by FedRevSee all my reviews

Adapted from Wallace Shawn's play, The Fever is a rather obscure film. It was made as an HBO film, but it never received much support from the network and subsequently was aired years after it was completed with little fanfare. It's the story of an upper-middle class woman's political awakening as she learns why there is such a massive gap between the rich and the poor, while coming to a realization about her own place in society. It utilizes long monologues and animated sequences to illustrate certain points, and it powerfully describes the exploitative and imperialistic relationship the first world has with the third. While some reviewers say it's about "white guilt," more accurately it's about understanding the true nature of capitalism, as well as what is necessary to bring a new and better world into being: revolution. Hollywood legend Vanessa Redgrave stars and lends considerable gravitas to the controversial material.

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2 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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1.78 : 1
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