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Author: Roger MichellHanif KureishiKevin LoaderPeter O'TooleLeslie PhillipsAll authors
Publisher: [London] : Free Range Films ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maurice, a still-working actor whiles away his dwindling days playing bit parts (corpses, mostly) or at the local pub with a pair of equally frail footlights friends, drama queen Ian and taciturn Donald. Ian announces that his niece has sent her wayward daughter to stay with him. Jessie is a borderline hooligan, surly, self-centered, willful, and a prodigious drinker. Maurice looks at Jessie with unapologetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Comedy films
Films for the hearing impaired
Comedy
Family
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Michell; Hanif Kureishi; Kevin Loader; Peter O'Toole; Leslie Phillips; Jodie Whittaker; Richard Griffiths; Vanessa Redgrave; Miramax Films.; FilmFour (Firm); UK Film Council.; Free Range Films (Firm); Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788870823 9780788870828
OCLC Number: 84544167
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as an English motion picture in 2006.
Bonus features: Venus: a Real Work of Art [featurette] (14 min.); Deleted scenes (4 min.); Audio commentary [view the feature with commentary by director Roger Michell and producer Kevin Loader]; Sneak peeks (8 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Haris Zambarloukos ; film editor, Nicolas Gaster ; songs by Corinne Bailey Rae ; additional music by Corinne Bailey Rae and David Arnold ; production designer, John-Paul Kelly ; costume designer, Natalie Ward.
Cast: Peter O'Toole (Maurice), Leslie Phillips (Ian), Jodie Whittaker (Jessie), Richard Griffiths (Donald), Vanessa Redgrave (Valerie).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R; for language, some sexual content and brief nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Contents: Opening credits/Aging --
Jessie --
Overindulgence --
"A corpse more or less" --
Modeling job --
Will to live --
Theoretical interest --
Pleasure --
Goodbyes --
Easily tempted --
Little walk --
Venus --
Much better idea --
Carry on --
End credits.
Other Titles: Venus (Motion picture : 2006)
Responsibility: Miramax Films, FilmFour and UK Film Council present ; a Free Range Film ; produced by Kevin Loader ; written by Hanif Kureishi ; directed by Roger Michell.

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Maurice, a still-working actor whiles away his dwindling days playing bit parts (corpses, mostly) or at the local pub with a pair of equally frail footlights friends, drama queen Ian and taciturn Donald. Ian announces that his niece has sent her wayward daughter to stay with him. Jessie is a borderline hooligan, surly, self-centered, willful, and a prodigious drinker. Maurice looks at Jessie with unapologetic longing, appreciating things she can't see in herself, but also the idea of youth--specifically, womanly youth. Jessie appraises Maurice to see what she can get out of him, and they play at Henry Higgins tutoring Eliza Doolittle together. Both are prickly, independent egoists, and wherever they're going, neither is going quietly.

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