- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 20, 2008
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 08/23/1995
"...The scenery is certainly striking..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/16/1996
"...Boorman is a daredevil of a director....A ripping good adventure..."
Variety - 05/22/1995
"...Engaging....Boorman has staged some convincing set pieces of savage violence against defenseless citizens, as well as some muscular action in river and thick jungle settings..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/1995
"...Rich in psychological and eco-political resonance....Patricia Arquette proves herself equal to the physical demands of the role..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/25/1995
"...[Boorman] shows once again that he is a compelling visual craftsman whose strong filmmaking sense is something for others to envy..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/25/1995
"...Boorman is a director who has a special visual feel for jungles....He creates a steamy landscape of natural beauty and human terror..."
Traveling through Asia to escape the memory of her family's violent deaths, an American woman finds herself trapped in the Burmese capital of Rangoon during a political upheaval. Based on a true story, this exceptional film tells the little-known story of Burma's ongoing struggle against a vicious dictatorship.
Period Piece |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: August 25, 1995.
- Shot on location in Malaysia.
- Meg Ryan was originally slated to play the lead.