Harrison's Flowers from Pathé
Pathé Distribution Limited have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Harrison's Flowers for 4th August 2003 with a retail price of £17.99. Andie MacDowell and Oscar winner Adrien Brody star in this moving drama that is directed, co-written and co-produced by acclaimed French film-maker Elie Chouraqui. While the DVD is completely lacking in bonus features fans will be pleased to know the film will be presented in 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with both DD5.1 and DTS English soundtracks.
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Harrison Lloyd (David Strathairn) is a Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist for Newsweek magazine, regularly sent away on lengthy assignments to cover hazardous war situations. Although celebrated for his daring coverage, Harrison is keen to retire from the frontline in order to spend more time with his wife Sarah (MacDowell, Four Weddings And A Funeral) and their two young children.
Despite Harrison’s reluctance, his editor convinces him to go away to war-torn Yugoslavia for one final assignment in October 1991. Shortly after he leaves, Sarah receives word that Harrison has died following the collapse of a building, not far from the epicentre of the conflict in Vukovar. However, thinking she has caught sight of him on a TV broadcast, Sarah believes her husband is still alive and driven by an intense passion, plunges into a land ravaged by war to risk her own life in a relentless search to find him.
On arrival in Yugoslavia, Sarah encounters several journalists who also knew Harrison; hot-headed Kyle Morris (Brody, The Pianist), the more cautious Marc Stevenson (Brenden Gleeson, 28 Days Later), and Harrison’s best friend and fellow Pulitzer winner Yeager Pollack (Elias Koteas, The Thin Red Line). Inspired by her devotion, the group help Sarah in her determined quest to trace the elusive path of Harrison amid the relentless horrors of war, witnessing the unthinkable and finding the unbelievable.
Based on a novel by photo-journalist Isabel Ellsen, Harrison’s Flowers highlights the atrocities committed during the war in the former Yugoslavia and, in the fight for survival, prove that love really can conquer all.