- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 17, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: HBO Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Surround 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Adapted from the acclaimed play by David Hare (THE VERTICAL HOUR), this close-quarters drama probes the links between addiction and desire. Paul (Paddy Considine) is a poet and recovering alcoholic who gets help from a wealthy London businessman, Victor (Jonathan Pryce). But when Paul begins an affair with Victor's Danish wife, Elsa (Uma Thurman)--who is also a former alcoholic--it throws their overlapping relationships into chaos and brings them brutally close to their own inner struggles.
Adapted from renowned writer David Hare's bewitching play, MY ZINC BED is a searing examination of alcohol addiction and obsession. This three-character piece centers on Paul, a young poet and recovering alcoholic; billionaire businessman Victor who befriends and employs him; and Victors young wife Elsa, an alcoholic who has chosen to recover without the help of Pauls much-relied-upon AA meetings. The story builds in intensity as over the course of a summer, Paul and Elsa become romantically involved. The three main characters clash and challenge each others beliefs as they grapple with their own inner demons. With wit, drama, and pathos, Hare explores themes of faith, friendship, and fidelity with a deep emotional resonance that heightens the story from beginning to end.