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The Death of Klinghoffer (2003)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 0044007418994
Released: 9th February 2004
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: 741899
Category: Feature, Musical
Format: DVD / Normal
The Death of Klinghoffer (2003) (Retail / Rental)

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Based on: Real events; the opera written by John Adams

Story: Feature adaptation of the opera that offers a fictionalised version of the 1985 hijacking which resulted in the murder of Leon Klinghoffer. The hijacking, carried out by the Palestine Liberation Front as part of the ongoing territorial dispute between Israel and Palestine, targeted the passenger liner, 'Achille Lauro'. Klinghoffer (Sanford Sylvan), a Jewish American onboard the vessel, was an unfortunate victim of the dispute.

Starring: Sanford Sylvan, Christopher Maltman, Yvonne Howard, Thomas Randle, Kamel Boutros, Houda Echouafni, Leigh Melrose, Emil Marwa, Susan Bickley, Vivian Tierney

Cinematographer: Graham Smith

Directed by: Penny Woolcock

Music by: John Adams

Produced by: Madonna Baptiste

Written by: Alice Goodman

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Decca

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