The Designated Mourner (1997)

Designated Mourner
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Miranda Richardson Actor Judy 1 1000001
Mike Nichols Actor Jack 1 1000002
David DeKeyser Actor Howard 1 1000003
David Hare Director n/a 2 2000001
Donna Grey Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Hare Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mark Shivas Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Simon Harris Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Wallace Shawn Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Wallace Shawn Play as Source Material ("The Designated Mourner") 120972 4000002
Sheila Milne Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Tim Lewis Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Toby Hefferman Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Jane Biro Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000004
Angela Allen Continuity n/a 890 5000005
Oliver Stapleton Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jamie Harcourt Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Mike Miller Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Roderick Barron Camera Operator n/a 239 6000004
Liam Daniel Photography stills photographer 120835 6000005
Chris Pinnock Focus Puller n/a 332 6000006
Danny Pinnock Camera Trainee n/a 120998 6000007
George Akers Editor n/a 172 7000001
Dennis McTaggart Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Jason Adams Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Richard Hartley Music n/a 120781 8000001
Bob Crowley Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
John Ralph Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Simon Thompson Hairdresser n/a 121014 13000001
Tina Earnshaw Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000002
Howard Rayner Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000003
Jason Adams Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000001
Dennis McTaggart Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Clive Winter Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000003
Larry Prinz Gaffer n/a 268 15000001
Roger Lowe Best Boy bestboy 120885 15000002
Mike Bartlett Props dressing prop 120817 24000001
J Williams Production Assistant unit runner 275 25000001
Kim Grey Office Runner artists'/ director's runner 120988 25000002
John Fletcher Other focus puller 120795 26000001
Michael Green Other focus puller 120795 26000002
Severin Woxholt Other clapper loader 120795 26000003
Barney Davis Other clapper loader 120795 26000004
Miles Proudfoot Other clapper loader 120795 26000005
Synopsis
Set in an unnamed country not unlike our own, at a time that could be tommorow or the day after, the drama centers around Jack, a student of no particular distinction who finds himself at the center of the intellectual elite, courtesy of his marriage to Judy, whose father, Howard, is a revered poet and thinker held in disfavor by an increasingly repressive regime. As the political and military situation in the country deteriorates and violence spreads through the society, Jack realizes that the ivory tower his family inhabits has become a prison. In a series of candid, even shocking reminiscences, he recounts his abandonment of the world of ideas and his gradual rebirth as a socially acceptable "low brow." As Howard and his kind are systematically destroyed by a society that no longer needs or wants artists, Jack manages to survive, mourning a culture that has all but died.
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