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Keane [DVD] [French]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • British actor Damian Lewis (BAND OF BROTHERS) gives a stunning lead performance in Lodge Kerrigan's powerful drama KEANE. He stars as William Keane, a man whose daughter was recently abducted at the Port Authority in Manhattan, so he patrols the bus depot, recreating in his mind exactly how it happened to see if he can figure out who took her or where she might be. He talks to himself, shouts suddenly, and looks over his shoulder with fear and paranoia, an edgy, twitchy, wholly unnerving, and remarkable performance. When he befriends a down-on-her-luck woman (Amy Ryan) and her young daughter (Abigail Breslin), it is hard to know whether he is just being helpful or whether he has some kind of ulterior motive, as the young girl is about the same age as his missing daughter. Kerrigan makes no judgments about Keane; although it is clear he is suffering from some kind of mental illness, in some ways he represents an everyman. The talented writer-director lets the tale tell itself; there is no score, and he uses only natural sound and lighting. Some of the film was even written while on location in order to make it yet more realistic, which adds to both its horror and its glory. KEANE is like no other movie ever made on the subject of child abduction, a grittily authentic film that will stay with viewers for a very long time.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 250073DV

  • Credits
    Damian Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Tina Holmes, Stephen Henderson, Amy Ryan
  • Critic Reviews
    "In KEANE, Mr. Kerrigan both gives us a life at the edge of the abyss and pulls off a deft narrative sleight of hand."
    New York Times

    "KEANE exerts a hair-trigger emotional power....[The film] just about puts us inside the skin of a tender sinner who can't bear to give himself the one thing he needs: mercy."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Kerrigan is without peer at plumbing the violence of the mind."
    Rolling Stone

    "It's a handheld seizure of a movie....It sticks to your memory like a bur."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    4 stars out of 5 -- "Together with Lewis' riveting central performance, much of KEANE's power derives from its intensely naturalistic style..."
    Total Film

    "[A] more mature, compassionate treatment of an abiding concern for those marginalised souls and damaged psyches in danger of slipping through the cracks."
    Sight and Sound

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