Synecdoche, New York

Closed Capationed Starring: Samantha Morton & Philip Seymour Hoffman Director: Charlie Kaufman  Rated: R: Restricted
Synecdoche, New York
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • NFTS/Script Factory Masterclass with Charlie Kaufman
    • Screen Animations
    • Interviews:
      1. The Story of Caden Cotard: In Conversation with Phillip Seymour Hoffman
      2. Infectious Diseases In Cattle: Bloggers Roundtable

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Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 10/24/2008
"SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK is beautiful....It makes an irrefutable case for the universality of the individual human experience."
New York Times - 10/24/2008
"SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK is as much a cry from the heart as it is an assertion of creative consciousness. It's extravagantly conceptual but also tethered to the here and now..."
Premiere - 10/24/2008
"[F]or viewers up for the challenge, it may be the film most likely to stick with you."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/05/2008
"This is a film with the richness of great fiction....The subject of SYNECDOCHE is nothing less than human life and how it works."
Rolling Stone - 11/13/2008
"Kaufman provides juicy roles for his actors, including Michelle Williams, Dianne Wiest and Tom Noonan, who get caught in the time war as art imitates something resembling existence."
Film Comment - 11/01/2008
"[W]hile deadly serious in theme, the film is frantically playful in its construction, introducing a new surrealist gimmick in nearly every other scene..."
Uncut - 05/11/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "Kaufman's meta-cinema must be applauded....He's presented here something intricate enough to put furrows in the brows of Borges or Baudrillard."

Product Description:

Oscar®-winning writer* Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, 'one of the best films of the year' (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times), follows the life of theatre director Caden Cotard (Hoffman) as he struggles with romantic relationships (Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams and Catherine Keener), as well as the problems of aging and a mysteriously degenerative medical condition. He develops all this into a monumental theater piece. Building a full-scale replica of New York City inside an impossibly large warehouse and populating it with thousands of actors, Cotard spends the remainder of his life creating a piece so personal and epic in scope, that the line between reality and art collide, and the universe that he has created swallows up everything within it.

Source: Maple Pictures

Description by Maple Pictures:

Oscar®-winning writer* Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, 'one of the best films of the year' (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times), follows the life of theatre director Caden Cotard (Hoffman) as he struggles with romantic relationships (Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams and Catherine Keener), as well as the problems of aging and a mysteriously degenerative medical condition. He develops all this into a monumental theater piece. Building a full-scale replica of New York City inside an impossibly large warehouse and populating it with thousands of actors, Cotard spends the remainder of his life creating a piece so personal and epic in scope, that the line between reality and art collide, and the universe that he has created swallows up everything within it.

Plot Keywords:

Actors | Actresses | Broadway | Directors | Families | New York City | Relationships | Theatrical Release

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