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    Unique ID Code: 0000007122
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 22/7/2000 02:23
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    Apt Pupil (UK)

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    If you don`t believe in the existence of evil you have a lot to learn
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 107 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    16-year old high school student Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro - Sleepers, The Client) has uncovered a deadly secret. Far from suspicion, Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander (Ian McKellan - Gods and Monsters) has been quietly living in Todd`s hometown.

    Fascinated by the atrocities Dussander committed during the war, Todd begins to blackmail him. In exchange for the teenager`s silence, Dussander must reveal his evil past. The two begin a relationship that spirals out of control, producing terrifying results.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Bryan Singer

    Written By:

    Mickey Cottrell
    Joshua Jackson
    Ian McKellen
    Brad Renfro

    Casting By:
    Francine Maisler
    Kathryn Eisenstein

    Soundtrack By:
    John Ottman

    Director of Photography:
    Tom Sigel

    John Ottman

    Costume Designer:
    Louise Mingenbach

    Production Designer:
    Richard Hoover

    Bryan Singer
    Jay Shapiro
    John Ottman
    Don Murphy
    Jane Hamsher
    Tom DeSanto

    Executive Producer:
    Tim Harbert

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A very intense movie. I cannot say I enjoyed it, though. It included too difficult issues for me (as an Israeli, a Jew, and in general) to "enjoy".
    Being a holocaust-films "veteran", I found this movie to be quite unique. For the first time ever, the "good guy" becomes as bad as the "bad guy" and even worse.
    I don`t want to give away too many details, but at some point Brad Renfro`s acting was almost too real. While this revealed his acting capabilities, I couldn`t help but hate his character`s guts for this.
    The video transfer is good. No compression marks at all. The picture is also clear of any scratches.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is also good. Not amazing, but adequate for this kind of movie.
    The behind the scenes featurette is nice but too short.
    This movie goes to show, that you don`t have to be a Nazi in order to hate. A very important point, I think. Definitely worth watching.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 23/7/2000 05:00