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The Designated Mourner

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Release Date: May 02, 1997Running Time: 94 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $63,000.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama


Miranda Richardson

Mike Nichols

David Hare

David Hare

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Set in an unnamed country not unlike our own, at a time that could be tommorow or the day after, the drama centers around Jack, a student of no particular distinction who finds himself at the center of the intellectual elite, courtesy of his marriage to Judy, whose father, Howard, is a revered poet and thinker held in disfavor by an increasingly repressive regime. As the political and military situation in the country deteriorates and violence spreads through the society, Jack realizes that the ivory tower his family inhabits has become a prison. In a series of candid, even shocking reminiscences, he recounts his abandonment of the world of ideas and his gradual rebirth as a socially accepta... Full Summary >>