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USA 2000
Directed by
Darren Aronofsky
101 minutes
Rated MA

Reviewed by
Bernard Hemingway
4.5 stars

Requiem For A Dream

Films about hard drug-users are often challenged for their tendency, in part the very nature of cinema, to aestheticize, glamorize or simply make entertaining, self-destructive behaviour. No-one could lay such a charge against this particularly bleak view of the human zoo. As a rendition of the horrors of drug addiction, this scores high.

DVD Extras: The extras on the disc are more extensive than those specified on the cover and include 2 commentaries, one by Aronofsky and DOP Matthew Libatique; B-Roll behind-the-scenes footage as well as a making-of featurette; cast and crew bios with short interview segments; Production notes; deleted scenes and Memories, Dreams and Addictions, an extended interview/conversation between Ellen Burstyn and Hugh Selby Jr.

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Available from: Magna Pacific

 

 

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