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Uniform Title Messenger (Motion picture : 2009)
Title The messenger [Hoopla electronic resource].

Imprint [United States] : Oscilloscope Pictures : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 113 min.)) : sd., col.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Cast Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Steve Buscemi, Eamonn Walker.
Summary Co-written by Oren Moverman and Alessandro Camon, THE MESSENGER is a powerful and tender story about a returned war hero making his first steps toward a normal life. In his first leading role, Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will's emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival.Featuring tour-de-force performances from Foster, Harrelson and Morton, and a brilliant directorial debut by Moverman, THE MESSENGER brings us into the inner lives of these outwardly steely heroes to reveal their fragility with compassion and dignity.
Audience Rated R.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Veterans -- Drama.
Veterans -- United States -- Drama.
War widows -- United States -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Added Author Harrelson, Woody. Actor.
Foster, Ben, 1980- Actor.
Morton, Samantha. Actor.
Malone, Jena, 1984- Actor.
Buscemi, Steve, 1957- Actor.
Walker, Eamonn. Actor.
Gordon, Mark, 1956- Producer.
Inglee, Lawrence. Producer.
Miller, Zach. Producer.
Camon, Alessandro. Author of screenplay.
Moverman, Oren. Author of screenplay. Director.
Bukowski, Bobby. Cinematographer.
Hall, Alex. Film editor.
Larson, Nathan. Composer.
Beatrice, Stephen. prs
George, Catherine. Costume designer.
Bialic, Gwen. Costume designer.
Goldhirsh, Benjamin. Producer.
Mapp, Christopher. Producer.
Street, Matthew. Producer.
Whealy, David. Producer.
Stewart, Glenn M. Producer.
Aumuller, Steffen. Producer.
Clausen, Claus. Producer.
Zuriff, Bryan. Producer.
Redick, Shaun. Producer.
hoopla digital.
Music No. MWT10830043
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