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A Master Builder (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 June 2014 (USA)
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A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.

Director:

Jonathan Demme

Writers:

Henrik Ibsen (play), Wallace Shawn
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wallace Shawn ... Halvard Solness
Julie Hagerty ... Aline Solness
Lisa Joyce ... Hilde Wangel
Larry Pine ... Dr. Herdal
Andre Gregory ... Knut Brovik
Winsome Brown ... Nurse
Joanna Howard ... Nurse Nora
Sheilagh Weymouth ... Nurse
Emily Cass McDonnell ... Kaia Fosli
Jeff Biehl ... Ragnar Brovik
Marjorie Graham Marjorie Graham ... Nurse
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A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear of Falling See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,017, 25 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$46,874, 10 October 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Jonathan Demme's first feature film since Rachel Getting Married (2008). See more »

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Somewhat effective
30 December 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I can't help but feel that this will definitely be the kind of film that sort of warrants a rewatch in the future, especially because it just comes across as pretty complex, maybe too much so. It seems like a complicated play, but all I know is that the acting is outstanding. It has the sortof very dreamy, airy atmosphere that one wants out of a film like this, since it's the atmosphere that really help carry it even when the dialogue seems a bit puzzling. Overall, definitely has many admirable qualities, certainly not your run-of-the-mill stuff, but then again being based on a play one expects that. Many probably won't like it, but as far as I'm concerned, it's a definite winner.


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