The Resource Asylum, Paramount Classics and Seven Arts present a Seven Arts/Samson Films production in association with Mace Neufeld Productions ; a David Mackenzie film ; executive producers, Michael Barlow, Natasha Richardson, Chris Curling, Baron Davis, Steven Markoff, Bruce McNall, Robert Rehme, Harmon Kaslow, John Buchanan ; produced by Laurence Borg, David E. Allen, Mace Neufeld ; screenplay by Patrick Marber and Chrysanthy Balis ; directed by David Mackenzie, (videorecording)

Asylum, Paramount Classics and Seven Arts present a Seven Arts/Samson Films production in association with Mace Neufeld Productions ; a David Mackenzie film ; executive producers, Michael Barlow, Natasha Richardson, Chris Curling, Baron Davis, Steven Markoff, Bruce McNall, Robert Rehme, Harmon Kaslow, John Buchanan ; produced by Laurence Borg, David E. Allen, Mace Neufeld ; screenplay by Patrick Marber and Chrysanthy Balis ; directed by David Mackenzie, (videorecording)

Label
Asylum
Title
Asylum
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Classics and Seven Arts present a Seven Arts/Samson Films production in association with Mace Neufeld Productions ; a David Mackenzie film ; executive producers, Michael Barlow, Natasha Richardson, Chris Curling, Baron Davis, Steven Markoff, Bruce McNall, Robert Rehme, Harmon Kaslow, John Buchanan ; produced by Laurence Borg, David E. Allen, Mace Neufeld ; screenplay by Patrick Marber and Chrysanthy Balis ; directed by David Mackenzie
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Asylum takes place in England, during the high-Freudian days of the 1950s, when psychiatry had started to flex its muscles. Hugh Bonneville is a professional success, but his wife Stella has already exhausted the era's possibilities--she adores her 10-year-old son, but her marriage has long since faded into endless days, gray evenings sipping scotch by the fire, and badly concealed contempt. Hugh has been hired by a sprawling high-security psychiatric hospital as grim as a tomb. Then Stella meets the patient assigned to renovate the greenhouse, Edgar Stark, a sculptor institutionalized for murdering his wife in a jealous pique. Their gazes lock, they immerse themselves in a passionate clandestine affair and inevitably, catastrophe follows
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Giles Nuttgens ; editors, Colin Monie and Steven Weisberg ; production designer, Laurence Dorman ; costume designer, Consolata Boyle ; original score by Mark Mancina
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for strong sexuality, some violence, and brief language
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2.A89
LC item number
A89 2006
PerformerNote
Natasha Richardson (Stella Raphael), Ian McKellen (Dr. Peter Cleave), Marton Csokas (Edgar Stark), Hugh Bonneville (Max Raphael), Judy Parfitt (Brenda Raphael), Sean Harris (Nick), Gus Lewis (Charlie Raphael), Wanda Ventham (Bridie Straffen), Anna Keaveney (Mrs. Bain), Joss Ackland (Jack Straffen)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1979-
  • 1950-
  • 1935-
  • 1962-
  • 1962-
  • 1964-
  • 1966-
  • 1966-
  • 1928-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mackenzie, David
  • Barlow, Michael
  • Curling, Chris
  • Davis, Baron
  • Markoff, Steven
  • McNall, Bruce
  • Rehme, Robert
  • Kaslow, Harmon
  • Buchanan, John
  • Borg, Laurie
  • Allen, David E.
  • Neufeld, Mace
  • Marber, Patrick
  • Balis, Chrysanthy
  • Richardson, Natasha
  • McKellen, Ian
  • Csokas, Marton
  • Bonneville, Hugh
  • Parfitt, Judy
  • Harris, Sean
  • Lewis, Gus
  • Ventham, Wanda
  • Keaveney, Anna
  • Ackland, Joss
  • McGrath, Patrick
  • Paramount Classics (Firm)
  • Seven Arts Productions
  • Samson Films
  • Mace Neufeld Productions (Firm)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
99
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adultery
  • Criminals
  • Mentally ill women
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Man-woman relationships
  • English literature
  • England
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Asylum, Paramount Classics and Seven Arts present a Seven Arts/Samson Films production in association with Mace Neufeld Productions ; a David Mackenzie film ; executive producers, Michael Barlow, Natasha Richardson, Chris Curling, Baron Davis, Steven Markoff, Bruce McNall, Robert Rehme, Harmon Kaslow, John Buchanan ; produced by Laurence Borg, David E. Allen, Mace Neufeld ; screenplay by Patrick Marber and Chrysanthy Balis ; directed by David Mackenzie, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Patrick McGrath
  • Title from container
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005
Bar code
  • 31223119913854
  • 31223119913862
  • 31223119913920
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mrs. Raphael -- The wives -- Falling -- Dancing -- Can you keep a secret? -- The greenhouse -- What do you think of Mrs. Raphael? -- Interrupted -- Have you seen a ghost? -- How long? -- Shopping -- How's Edgar? -- New life -- Seen it before -- Caught -- Home again -- Calling -- Committed -- Making progress -- Dr. Cleave -- Waiting at the dance -- Goodbye
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929311804
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
33431
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)62157536
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Asylum, Paramount Classics and Seven Arts present a Seven Arts/Samson Films production in association with Mace Neufeld Productions ; a David Mackenzie film ; executive producers, Michael Barlow, Natasha Richardson, Chris Curling, Baron Davis, Steven Markoff, Bruce McNall, Robert Rehme, Harmon Kaslow, John Buchanan ; produced by Laurence Borg, David E. Allen, Mace Neufeld ; screenplay by Patrick Marber and Chrysanthy Balis ; directed by David Mackenzie, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Patrick McGrath
  • Title from container
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005
Bar code
  • 31223119913854
  • 31223119913862
  • 31223119913920
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mrs. Raphael -- The wives -- Falling -- Dancing -- Can you keep a secret? -- The greenhouse -- What do you think of Mrs. Raphael? -- Interrupted -- Have you seen a ghost? -- How long? -- Shopping -- How's Edgar? -- New life -- Seen it before -- Caught -- Home again -- Calling -- Committed -- Making progress -- Dr. Cleave -- Waiting at the dance -- Goodbye
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929311804
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
33431
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)62157536
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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