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The Fever
The Fever
Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Cameron D'Angelo, Kiera D'Angelo, Geraldine James, Angelina Jolie
Director: Carlo Gabriel Nero
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2007     1hr 23min

Oscar® winner Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement, Julia) stars in this HBO Films adaptation of writer/actor Wallace Shawn's deeply personal play about the high cost of enlightenment, and the ever-widening gap between those who h...  more »


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Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Cameron D'Angelo, Kiera D'Angelo, Geraldine James, Angelina Jolie
Director: Carlo Gabriel Nero
Creators: Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Moriarty, Carlo Gabriel Nero, Andrew Warren, Igor Nola, Jason Blum, Sarah Kitty Campbell, Wallace Shawn
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/04/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Thoughtful cinematic essay
David D. Yang | Alexandria, VA, United States | 12/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although categorized as Drama, this film is best thought of as a cinematic essay - one woman's affecting reflection on the mysteries of life, morality, politics, right and wrong in a complex world, the sort of stuff you may get from a good Charlie Rose interview but at a surprising depth. For a film consisting largely of Ms. Redgrave's ruminations in the form of a voice-over monologue, it was unexpectedly engaging. It asks all the right questions, even if it doesn't always have the satisfying answers.

There is something of a back story, but the story is basically besides the point. Although a lot of the filming was apparently done in Croatia and the location looks vaguely Eastern European, the fictional country that much of the story takes place in is never named. On the one occasion that someone pointed to a map of the country on a wall, oddly enough it was a map of China - you can clearly see Taiwan and Hainan off the coast.

Ms. Redgrave's character is in practically every frame, and every other character is basically a cameo. Michael Moore, who gets second billing, did a competent if not particularly demanding job playing a war correspondent in a single scene lasting about 3 minutes. The only actor that comes close to being a bona fide co-star is on screen for 6-7 minustes but she is not even mentioned on the jacket. That would be Angelina Jolie, who brings remarkable emotional depth to an otherwise small role.

Emile's thoughts...on a film that should grip it's audience
Linda | Springboro, OH USA | 12/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ok. This is one of those movies--few, sadly--that easily leads viewers to: 1, turn it off, commenting to dismayed, similarily bothered fellow on-lookers, "that's depressing!" as they seal the Netflicks envelope, or 2) "wow...there is something profound in the message here, and even if I am not ready to really sit with it, this is important stuff."

What runs over the character deftly played by Redgrave, are the subtle and pervasive ways selfishness, self-absorbtion, and cognitive short cuts are used by humans--typically of the well-healed classes, who possess more influence for change--as they bypass crimes carried out across the world. Ok. We've heard this before e.g., Jesus, Socrates, Ghandi, Biko, MLK, RFK, Marx and yes, even Michael Moore in his way. But Redgrave's confronting of her comission in the way things operate arrests. I suspect that few with a conscience, who look authentically at themselves, the world around, will remain unaffected. Spiritual, Economic, Political, Moral. This is revolutionary.

Well done."
Superb acting!
Dee J. | 11/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I caught this on HBO and Vanessa Redgrave was fabulous. Surprisingly good performances from Angelica Jolie and Michael Moore (yes, THAT Michael Moore), too! I'm looking forward to the DVD release."