Reversal of Fortune (1990) USA
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Director:Barbet Schroeder
Studio:Warner Home Video
Producer:Michael Rauch
Writer:Nicholas Kazan
Rating:4.5 (41 votes)
Date Added:2009-10-31
Purchased At:DVD Pacific
Purchased On:2009-10-30
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0
Languages:English, French
Subtitles:English, French
Barbet Schroeder  ...  (Director)
Nicholas Kazan  ...  (Writer)
Jeremy Irons  ...  
Glenn Close  ...  
Ron Silver  ...  
Annabella Sciorra  ...  
Uta Hagen  ...  
Summary: One of the most intriguing criminal trials of the 1980s involved Claus von Bülow, who was accused of sending his rich wife Sunny into a permanent coma with an overdose of insulin. Director Barbet Schroeder, working from Nicholas Kazan's evocative, darkly humorous script, turns the story into both a look at the lives of rich folks with too much time on their hands and a whodunit, as lawyer Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver) prepares to defend von Bülow (Jeremy Irons) in court. Irons won an Oscar for his spooky, knowing performance, which hints at depths of degeneracy without ever putting a dent in a veneer of bored elegance. The contrast between the hard-charging Dershowitz and his eager-beaver Harvard law students and the eternally languid von Bülow adds unexpected humor. "--Marshall Fine"