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The Cider House Rules

When John Irving adapted his novel of the same name for the screenplay of Ciderhouse Rules, he compromised to a certain extent by doing without the depth and details that had previously been part of the humanitarian themes connected with abortion, incest and responsibility. Nevertheless, Lasse Hallstrom’s brilliant film, which was awarded two Oscars, captivates its audience with its sober, Scandinavian, but also conciliatory focus on the shortcomings, peculiarities and desires of its characters.
Homer (Tobey Maguire), a young man growing up in a Maine orphanage, is instructed by the director of the orphanage, Dr Larch (Michael Caine), into medical skills and into how to carry out safe abortions, which are illegal during the Second World War, though. During an abortion he gets to know Candy and her friend Wally and joins them in order to get away from the orphanage. He takes a job on a farm, where he is confronted with violence, but also with love. Dr Larch tries to get Homer back and wants him to be his successor. Homer, who takes a critical view of abortion, is thus drawn into a moral conflict and has great difficulty freeing himself from it.
  • DirectorLasse Hallström
  • AuthorJohn Irving
  • CameraOliver Stapleton
  • ActorsMichael Caine, Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Kathey Baker, Jane Alexander, Erykah Badu, Kieran Culkin, Kate Nelligan, Heavy D.
  • MusicRachel Portman
  • produced byRichard N. Gladstein
  • CountriesUSA
  • GenreFilm
  • Year1999
  • Length131 min
  • TopicAbortion
  • FormatVideo DVD (Colour)
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • SynchronizationsDanish, German, French, Greek, Polish
  • SubtitlesEnglish, Swedish

  • LinksIMDb
  • Distributor commercialKinowelt MünchenJohn Jenny JJohn@kinowelt.de
  • Condidtions commerical2 Vorstellungen 250,- fix bestellt
  • Genre Film
  • Year 1999
  • Length 131 min
  • Topic Abortion
  • Countries USA
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