Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Director: Nicolas Roeg Cast: John Malkovich, Tim Roth

DVD (Full Frame)

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Previously the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), the dark novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, a parable about greed-inspired colonialism, was adapted into this television movie by offbeat filmmaker Nicolas Roeg. Ambitious sailor Marlow (Tim Roth) is employed by a British trading company. His mission is a journey to a remote colony in the Belgian Congo, the source of the consortium's profitable supply of ivory, where he's to retrieve some stranded cargo. As he travels upriver visiting the trading stations which acquire the precious commodity through exploitative barter with natives, Marlow hears wild tales of Kurtz (John Malkovich), a hugely-successful company manager whose post is deep in the jungle. It seems that Kurtz is revered as a god by the locals, both worshipped and greatly feared. Reaching Kurtz's compound, however, Marlow finds that the man has become a fiend, committing blasphemous atrocities and driven mad by power and disease. Malkovich was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe for his performance as Kurtz.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2014
UPC: 0883316937495
Original Release: 1994
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 22,560

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Malkovich Kurtz
Tim Roth Marlow
Timothy Bateson Accountant
Alan Corduner Verme
Michael Cronin Louette
Isaach de Bankolé Mfumu
Morten Faldaas Harlequin
Michael Fitzgerald Harou
James Fox Gosse
Geoffrey Hutchings Delcommune
Iman Black Beauty
Charles Kay Secretary
Ian McDiarmid Doctor
Phoebe Nicholls The Intended
Stephen Oxley Lawyer
Patrick Ryecart De Griffe
John Savident Company Director
Alan Scarfe Captain Fenard
Jan Triska White Agent
Peter Vaughan Director

Technical Credits
Nicolas Roeg Director
Robert W. Christiansen Producer
Deborah Everton Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley Myers Score Composer
Anthony Richmond Cinematographer
Rick Rosenberg Producer
Joseph Conrad Source Author

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