The Comfort of Strangers

The Comfort of Strangers

Christopher Walken
Director: Paul Schrader Cast: Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
, Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett
, Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
Paul Schrader

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Overview

In this erotic thriller, a young English couple on vacation in Venice find themselves seduced by a mysterious older couple. Mary (Natasha Richardson) and Colin (Rupert Everett) have come to Italy to chart the future of their troubled relationship. They soon meet Robert (Christopher Walken), the enigmatic owner of a picturesque watering hole. He entertains them with copious vino and colorful stories of a childhood spent with a brutal, domineering father. Later, drunk and lost in the maze-like city, the couple once again encounter Robert, who puts them up at his gorgeous villa. They also meet his wife, Caroline (Helen Mirren), who suffers from crippling back pain and obvious emotional instability. Fascinated by the glamorous older couple but disturbed by their dysfunctions, Colin and Mary find themselves slowly drawn into sexual and emotional games that culminate in sudden violence. Directed by Paul Schrader, The Comfort of Strangers was adapted by playwright Harold Pinter from the novel by Ian McEwan. Richardson previously starred in Patty Hearst, Schrader's portrait of the newspaper heiress-turned-terrorist.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2020
UPC: 0715515250313
Original Release: 1990
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 9,577

Special Features

New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Dante Spinotti and approved by director Paul Schrader, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New interviews with Spinotti, Schrader, actor Christopher Walken and editor Bill Pankow Interviews from 1981 and 2001 with novelist Ian McEwan and actor Natasha Richardson Trailers SDH subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Walken Robert
Rupert Everett Colin
Natasha Richardson Mary
Helen Mirren Caroline
Manfredi Aliquo Concierge
Giancarlo Previati First Policeman
Antonio Serrano Second Policeman
Rossana Caghiari Hotel Maid
Mary Selway Actor
David Ford Waiter
Daniel Franco Waiter

Technical Credits
Paul Schrader Director
Giorgio Armani Costumes/Costume Designer
Angelo Badalamenti Score Composer
Mariolina Bono Costumes/Costume Designer
Mario Cotone Producer
Luigi Marchione Art Director
Stefano Paltrinieri Set Decoration/Design
Bill Pankow Editor
Harold Pinter Screenwriter
Gianni Quaranta Production Designer
Linda Reisman Associate Producer
Angelo Rizzoli Producer
Dante Spinotti Cinematographer
John Thompson Associate Producer

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