EAN-135060002830802   EAN-13 barcode 5060002830802
Product NameEnemy at the Gates [Region 2]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie
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Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ B00005OLA6
Price New6.28 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used0.98 US Dollars    (curriencies)
RatingR - Restricted
IMDbIMDb Link     tt0215750
TrailerWatch The Trailer
Run Time131 minutes
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
CastBob Hoskins, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz
DirectorJean-Jacques Annaud
Run Time131 minutes
Weight11 hundredths pounds    (convert)
Release Year2001
Run Time131 minutes
Long DescriptionDirector Nick Love knows how to pick up a poisoned chalice. In choosing to tackle a modern day take on Alan Clarke's 1989 The Firm, he risks the wrath of upsetting those who regard the original so highly, while also being accused of jumping aboard the remake bandwagon. As it turns out, though, he gets away with it all. Love's version of The Firm wisely uses the early film as inspiration rather than a firm template. Thus, while the setting remains underground football violence, Love switches the attention to a different character, the youngster breaking into the crowd. This allows the narrative to focus on his becoming accepted by the group, and then his struggle to break free, which settles into a solid three-act story. It's very much aimed at an adult audience, but that doesn't mean that The Firm is a cheap piece of cinema. Far from it, as it happens. Love's film mixed in sharp violence with sparks of humour, and does so to very good effect. In the process, it sidesteps comparisons to the original by simply going off in a different direction, and works well because of it. It's a little more tempered than some of Nick Love's earlier work too, but perhaps as a consequence, it's also his best film to date.
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