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F-0161

Title:

Hannah and Her Sisters

Category:

S

Produced:

1986

Country:

USA

Released:

Film: Feb 1986 (USA)
DVD: Nov 2001
VHS: Nov 1994

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen

Actors:

Barbara Hershey (Lee); Carrie Fisher (April); Michael Caine (Elliot); Mia Farrow (Hannah); Dianne Wiest (Holly); Maureen O'Sullivan (Norma); Lloyd Nolan (Evan); Max von Sydow (Frederick); Woody Allen (Mickey Sachs); Daniel Stern (Dusty); Julie Kavner (Gail); Joanna Gleason (Carol); Bobby Short (Himself); Lewis Black (Paul); Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Mary)

Description:

During a Thanksgiving Day party we make aquaintance with a numerous and problematic family. The leading characters are three sisters: Lee, the woman of Frederick, an old misanthrope painter; Holly, who dreams of becoming a writer, or an actress, or who knows who...; Hannah, famous actress, beautiful, intelligent, good mother, good wife, good sister, in short perfect, the pivot of the family. The balance begins to break up when Hannah's husband, Elliot, falls in love with Lee, who leaves Frederick. Holly goes through a deep crisis and meets Mickey, the former husband of Hannah, a hipocondriac TV producer. The affairs evolve and at the last Thanksgiving ... (Maurizio Semolic)

Considered by many to be Woody Allen's best film, even over Annie Hall. Hannah and Her Sisters follows a multitude of characters: Hannah (Mia Farrow), who plays den mother to her extended family; her sister Lee (Barbara Hershey), emotional and a bit of a flake, who's involved with a much older artist (Max Von Sydow), who treats her like a child; and Hannah's other sister, Holly (Dianne Wiest), a neurotic who feels incapable of managing her life. Hannah's husband Elliot (Michael Caine) falls in love with Lee, which sets off a series of upheavals. Allen gives one of his best performances as Hannah's ex-husband Mickey, who--much like Allen himself--is obsessed with death and unhappiness. But a simple summary doesn't begin to capture the warmth and intimacy of this movie; though the story follows a capsizing family, the outcome is surprising, joyous, and richly human. (Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com)

Language:

English, French

TT:

103 min / 106 min (Spain) / 107 min (DVD, VHS) / 528 minutes (6-DVD)

Bach's Music:

Vivace (Mvt. 1) from Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043

Concerto for harpsichord, 2 recorders, strings & continuo No. 6 in F major, BWV 1057

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055

Largo (Mvt. 2) from Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056

Gustav Leonhardt / Leonhardt Consort
Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
From: Bach: Harpsichord Concertos [Box Set] (Teldec) [O-6]

Format:

Film: Color (Technicolor)
DVD: (Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (6-DVD Box Set, Anamorphic, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (PAL, Region 2)
VHS: (Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC)

Company:

Film: Orion Pictures Corporation
DVD: MGM (Video & DVD)
VHS: Orion Home Video

Comments:

6-DVD Set includes: The Woody Allen Collection, Set 3 (Hannah and Her Sisters / The Purple Rose of Cairo / Broadway Danny Rose / Zelig / A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy / Radio Days)

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [6] | Amazon.com [Region 2]
VHS: Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com [German]

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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