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Broken Flowers

DIRECTED BY - Jim Jarmusch

With BROKEN FLOWERS, staunchly independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch delivers one of his most pleasing, accessible pictures. Winner of the 2005 Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, the film tells the story of Don Johnston (Bill Murray), a man overflowing with wealth but void of emotion. On the day that his most recent girlfriend (Julie Delpy) has given up on him for good, he learns, through an anonymous letter, that he might be the father of a 19-year-old boy. Spurned into action by his wannabe private eye neighbor, Winston (Jeffrey Wright), Don sets off on a personal journey to visit the former partners who may or may not have mothered his child. They include the flighty Laura (Sharon Stone), whose daughter Lolita (Alexis Dziena) certainly lives up to her name; the uptight Dora (Frances Conroy), who has settled into a sterile life with her chipper husband, Ron (Christopher McDonald); the strangely distant Carmen (Jessica Lange), who makes a living as an "animal communicator;" and, finally, Penny (Tilda Swinton), a hard-edged biker who is the least happiest to see Don. Each confrontation leaves Don feeling more lost than the last, spinning him into an even greater state of apathetic confusion.



Film Info

RUNTIME - 106 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2005

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish, French

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic, Full-Frame


DVD Features:

Region 1

Snap Case

Single Side - Dual Layer

Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78



Jim Jarmusch


Jim Jarmusch


Jon Kilik


Stacey E. Smith


Jim Jarmusch


Jeffrey Wright


Sharon Stone



"BROKEN FLOWERS is a rare film that richly rewards the attention it demands."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Murray adjusts his bearing with the tiniest of calibrations, obviously made comfortable by Jarmusch's richly evident confidence in his own shaggy-dog storytelling."

- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly



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