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    Unique ID Code: 0000170300
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 4/9/2015 15:07
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    The Hourglass Sanatorium (Restored Edition)

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 119 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    A young man named Joseph (Jan Nowicki) visits a dilapidated Sanatorium to see his father Jakob (Tadeusz Konrad). On his arrival, a sinister doctor informs him that his father had stopped breathing but hasn’t died yet, perhaps due to Joseph’s arrival which may have halted time in the sanatorium. Joseph undertakes a strange journey through the many rooms of the sanatorium, each of which conjures worlds composed of his memories, dreams and nightmares. Adapted from a collection of short stories by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz, The Hourglass Sanatorium dispenses with traditional narrative, fashioning an audiovisual mosaic that blurs the line between reality and fantasy.

    As in The Saragossa Manuscript, Wojciech Has fashions a cinematic universe composed with byzantine sets, hallucinatory images and a gallery of grotesque characters. However his magical-realist vision of pre-WW2 Poland is tinged with the sober consciousness of the violence that would follow and the recreation of Joseph’s childhood in a Jewish ghetto, foreshadowing the Holocaust

    Special Features:

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 HDTV 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Polish with English subs

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    Directed By:
    Wojciech Has

    Written By:

    Jan Nowicki
    Tadeusz Kondrat
    Irena Orska |

    Soundtrack By:
    Jerzy Maksymiuk

    Director of Photography:
    Witold Sobocinski

    Janina Niedzwiecka

    Costume Designer:
    Lidia Skarzynska
    Jerzy Skarzynski

    Production Designer:
    Andrzej Plocki
    Jerzy Skarzynski

    Visual Effects:
    Wlodzimierz Czachowski

    Mr. Bongo

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