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F. W. MURNAU'S SUNRISE (1927)

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"Reckless, romantic, and extravagant." J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE "Sunrise" is a beautiful and emotional sensation from legendary German director F.W. Murnau. His warm yet unflinching fable is a masterpiece of filmmaking." Wesley Lovell, OSCAR GUY "Alternatingly romantic, joyful, sexy and terrifying" Rich Cline, SHADOWS ON THE WALL


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Catalogue No. ACC0009
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000080
DVD Release Date 10 Nov 2004
Director F W MURNAU
Producer WILLIAM FOX
Cast George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston
Genre DRAMA
Rating G (General Exhibiton)
Run Time 91 minutes
Visual Format 1:1.20 B&W
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language SILENT
Special Features Documentary by film historian - R Dixon Smith, Commentary by cinematographer - John Bailey, outtakes with optional commentary, original scenario with Carl Mayer, original Sunrise screenplay, 4 DEVILS reconstruction, treatment and screenplay, still gallery, restoration notes, original theatrical trailer
Quotes "Reckless, romantic, and extravagant." J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE "Sunrise" is a beautiful and emotional sensation from legendary German director F.W. Murnau. His warm yet unflinching fable is a masterpiece of filmmaking." Wesley Lovell, OSCAR GUY "Alternatingly romantic, joyful, sexy and terrifying" Rich Cline, SHADOWS ON THE WALL
Awards WINNER: 1929 Oscar for Best Picture, Best Actress

Synopsis
F W Murnau's long-cherished masterpiece tells the story of a naive countryman (George O'Brien) living an idyllic, bucolic lifestyle with his virtuous wife and young child. The serenity is shattered when a beautiful femme fatale from the city (Margaret Livingston) enters his life. He soon falls madly in love with her, aware for the first time that there may be more to the world than the life he has settled for. As their secret passion intensifies, the femme fatale convinces the countryman to kill his wife so they can be together forever. The countryman is then forced to choose between what he desires and what is just.
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