The Resource The messenger, (electronic resource)

The messenger, (electronic resource)

Label
The messenger
Title
The messenger
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Co-written by Oren Moverman and Alessandro Camon, THE MESSENGER is a powerful and tender story about a returned war hero making his first steps toward a normal life.In his first leading role, Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will's emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival.Featuring tour-de-force performances from Foster, Harrelson and Morton, and a brilliant directorial debut by Moverman, THE MESSENGER brings us into the inner lives of these outwardly steely heroes to reveal their fragility with compassion and dignity
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Rated R
PerformerNote
Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Steve Buscemi, Eamonn Walker
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1980-
  • 1984-
  • 1957-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harrelson, Woody
  • Foster, Ben
  • Morton, Samantha
  • Malone, Jena
  • Buscemi, Steve
  • Walker, Eamonn
  • Gordon, Mark
  • Inglee, Lawrence
  • Miller, Zach
  • Camon, Alessandro
  • Moverman, Oren
  • Camon, Alessandro
  • Bukowski, Bobby
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Veterans
  • War widows
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The messenger, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 113 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other control number
896602002180 (physical video recording)
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10830043
Publisher number
MWT10830043
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The messenger, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 113 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other control number
896602002180 (physical video recording)
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10830043
Publisher number
MWT10830043
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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