Mother Night

Mother Night

DVD - 2000
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From his jail cell in Israel, an American playwright on trial for war crimes looks back on his life. Living in pre-World War II Berlin he becomes an allied spy within the Nazi Party. After the war, when he goes back to America, he is confronted by both Nazi haters and sympathizers.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : New Line Home Video, 2000.
ISBN: 9780780630956
0780630955
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Mothernight

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ms_mustard
Mar 05, 2019

I don't think I'll be reading any Vonnegut but I enjoyed watching this and Slaughterhouse 5 for a taste of his writing.
Nick Nolte, Alan Arkin and John Goodman were all good

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seanogrady
Jun 20, 2013

Great movie. Nick Nolte and Alan Arkin give excellent performances.

embellish4art Sep 08, 2011

Please explain why I cannot 'hold' this item!

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NanaPat
Mar 19, 2011

This is an unusual subject for Kurt Vonnegut.As usual Nick Nolte gives an exceptional performance.The rest of the cast holds up strongly as well.
Enjoyed this more than I expected I would. Make certain that you watch the specail features. " Be careful what you pretend to be."

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NanaPat
Mar 19, 2011

NanaPat thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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NanaPat
Mar 19, 2011

Flashbacks are used as constant interjections of the back story to this Kurt Vonnegut film .
While living in Germany.American playwrite,
Howard W.. Campbell Jr., is recruited as an American spy. His involvement with the Nazi's and the war crimes committed come back to haunt him after the war. Vonnegut has a walk through cameo that emphasizes the statement made by Howard as he stands motionless on the sidewalk : " I froze because I realized that I had no reason to move in any direction."

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NanaPat
Mar 19, 2011

Sexual Content: brief nudity with insinuations of sexual intercourse.

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NanaPat
Mar 19, 2011

"They say that a hanging man hears glorious music. I wonder what it aounds like."

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