The Shipping News DVD
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Directed by Lasse Hallstrom
Produced in 2001
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - American film
Based on the award-winning novel by Annie Proulx, The Shipping News stars Kevin Spacey as a man who moves to his ancestral home on the Newfoundland coast, gets a job as reporter on the local paper and slowly begins to rebuild his life.
Quoyle (Spacey) is a newspaper inksetter in Poughkeepsie, silently suffering in a marriage of inconvenience to a woman, Petal (Cate Blanchett) who doesn't love him and is keen to put their baby daughter up for adoption. Petal is killed in an accident however, and worse, Quoyle's parents both die fairly soon after in a dual suicide. At the funeral he meets his aunt (Judi Dench) who persuades him the time is right to move back to his ancestral home in Newfoundland. Despite the isolated and traditional atmosphere of the small village Quoyle forms a relationship with local divorcee Wavey Prowse (Julianne Moore) with whose handicapped son his daughter forms a friendship. He soon lands a job reporting the shipping news for a local paper and starts to rediscover a meaning to life, the nascent relationship with Wavey offering hope and redemption.
Length: 107 mins
Cat No: MIROPD2134
Format: DVD Colour