THE OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES DVD
"This film, of all the films I've made, most closely represents something of the essence of who I am. It accurately reflects my sensibilities as a human being." - Rolf de Heer In the jungle, the one who survives, is the one that move...Show more...
- ISBN: 12012005
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"This film, of all the films I've made, most closely represents something of the essence of who I am. It accurately reflects my sensibilities as a human being." - Rolf de Heer
In the jungle, the one who survives, is the one that moves...
In the town of El Idilio, buried deep in the jungle on the bank of a small Amazon tributary, lives 60 year old Antonio Bolivar (Richard Dreyfuss). Antonio has lived most of his life in the jungle and knows it intimately. A recluse, he has discovered a quiet passion for romantic tales, which he reads with great appetite. He shares this preoccupation with a local servant girl, Josefina (Cathy Tyson), and together, through their common interest, they are falling in love. The visiting Dentist (Hugo Weaving), a swaggering lothario with questionable medical skills, becomes Antonio's confidant, procuring romantic novels and encouraging Antonio's advances toward Josefina.
But all is not tranquil in this remote, uncivilized corner of the world. Outsiders have intruded, killing a jaguar's cubs and upsetting the fragile balance between man and nature. Now, seeking her revenge, the enraged mother jaguar begins killing humans, apparently at random. El Idilio's Mayor, (Timothy Spall), known locally as "the Slimy Toad", decides something must be done and organizes a hunting party.
And so begins a trek, an adventure, a dangerous duel. All the while, Antonio and the jaguar circle and approach each other with great stealth. The hunt becomes a prism through which Antonio reconciles his past and stares into the face of his own fear. The stakes are raised and the confrontation - single combat between man and animal - will be final.
Rumble in the Jungle Featurette (25 mins)
Q&A with Rolf de Heer & Hugo Weaving
5.1 Surround Sound
Rolf de Heer Trailer Reel
Running Time 111 mins
Actors Hugo Weaving, Timonthy
Spall, Richard Dreyfuss, Cathy Tyson
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