DVD Release: The Man From London

DVD Release Date: Jan. 10, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99
Studio: Zeitgeist

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Tilda Swinton gets involved in a mystery concerning her husband in The Man From London.

Tilda Swinton (Orlando) stars in the 2007 movie The Man From London, an acclaimed crime mystery from arthouse-friendly Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr (Satantango).

In the film, lonely railway worker Maloin (Miroslav Krobot) leads a simple, humdrum life with his high-strung wife (Swinton) and teenage daughter (Erika Bok) at the edge of the sea. Maloin barely notices the world around him and has already accepted its slow and inevitable deterioration. His inner life is suddenly thrown into chaos after he stumbles upon a deadly business transaction — that leaves him with a money-stuffed suitcase and a guilty conscience for a crime he didnʼt commit.

Based on a novel by the Belgian mystery writer Georges Simenon (The Disappearance of Odile), The Man From London enjoyed limited play in theaters and film festivals around the world, including the U.S., where it was received with generally positive reviews from critics.

Shot in luxurious black-and-white and presented in Hungarian, French and English with optional English subtitles, The Man From London does not come with any bonus features on the DVD.

Check out the rather evocative-looking trailer:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.