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Before the Rain

Spine #436

Jun 24, 2008

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles

Before the Rain

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Directed By: Milcho Manchevski
Starring: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Labina Mitevska
Licensor: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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The first film made in the newly independent Republic of Macedonia, Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk (Grégoire Colin), a British photo agent (Katrin Cartlidge), and a native Macedonian war photographer (Rade Serbedzija) to paint a portrait of simmering, entrenched ethnic and religious hatred about to reach its boiling point. Made during the strife of the war-torn Balkan states in the nineties, this gripping triptych of love and violence is also a timeless evocation of the loss of pastoral innocence, and remains one of recent cinema's most poetic evocations of the futility of war.

  • Audio commentary featuring Manchevski and film scholar Annette Insdorf
  • New video interview with actor Rade Serbedzija
  • Manchevski's award-winning music video of Arrested Development's "Tennessee"
  • Stills galleries of Manchevski's photographs and on-set shots
  • Theatrical trailer


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