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The Long Shadow

  • Drama
  • 1992
  • Vilmos Zsigmond
  • 89 mins

Summary

The story of a young man, Romándy, a famous stage actor, who is notified of the death of his father, Raphael an archaeologist whom he has never seen. In Israel where his father is buried, he meets with his father's young widow, Katherine and her lover, Johann, a movie director who need the son to play his father in a missing scene about his father. But the physical similarities are too much for the young widow and she soon finds herself falling in love with her stepson.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

After 35 years in America establishing himself as one of Hollywood's finest cinematographers, Vilmos Zsigmond returned to his native Hungary to make his directorial debut. Unfortunately, even the visual aspects of this pretentious production are substandard, with the glossy style trivialising what is supposed to be an intense study of delicate feelings. As the actor son of a celebrated archaeologist, who is hired to play his father in a movie set in Israel, Michael York singularly fails to convince either as a master thespian or as a lover caught in the throes of passion for his stepmother, Liv Ullmann.

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Credits

Cast

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KatherineLiv Ullmann
Raphael Romondy / GaborMichael York
Johann GrabierTeomi Oded
RachelAva Haddad
Rabbi RosnerZoltan Gera
AbuBabi Neeman

Crew

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DirectorVilmos Zsigmond

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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