Title: Amazon releases ‘The Best Offer’ on Blu Ray and DVD
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland, Sylvia Hoeks.
‘The Best Offer’ nominated for 13 David di Donatello (the film award presented each year for cinematic performances and production by L’Accademia del Cinema Italiano, The Academy of Italian Cinema), is now distributed, through Amazon, on Blu-Ray and DVD.
The romantic drama written and directed by the Italian Academy Award-winning Giuseppe Tornatore, boasts a music score composed by Ennio Morricone and a prestigious cast, starring Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland and Sylvia Hoeks.
Giuseppe Tornatore explained the making of his thriller set in Vienna, in the world of auctions, among luxury hotels and fine restaurants. The story, that revolves around a loveless elderly man who intersects with an astute young man and a mysterious woman in a Central European setting, had a long incubation period. The director came up with the first idea in 1984 and then left it aside and often went back to it, while making other movies. The plot is very basic and linear, but upon that, myriads of layers of subtext pile up, enriching a truly remarkable depiction of the phases of enamourment. Love is the equipoise to the noir texture, even though there is no murderer, no corpse and no detective. However all the other elements of this film genre are there, the oneiric self-referentiality, the femme fatale, and the gothic romance that mingles with a socially troubled character.
The movie that is being released by Warner Bros. on Blu-Ray and DVD, by the Italian branch of the world’s largest retailer and American multinational electronic commerce company, includes some special features including a very amusing backstage clip.
Written by: Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi