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The wife / Sony Pictures Classics and Silver Reel present ; a Meta Film London/Anonymous Content production with Tempo Productions ; in association with Embankment Films, Creative Scotland ; a co-production with Spark Film & TV ; in association with Film i Väst and Chimney ; directed by Björn L Runge ; screenplay by Jane Anderson ; produced by Rosalie Swedlin and Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen ; producers, Piers Tempest, Jo Bamford, Claudia Bluemhuber.

The wife

Runge, Björn, 1961- film director. (Added Author).
Anderson, Jane, 1954- screenwriter. (Added Author).
Swedlin, Rosalie (Producer), film producer. (Added Author).
Foldager, Meta Louise, 1974- film producer. (Added Author).
Tempest, Piers, 1973- film producer. (Added Author).
Bamford, Jo, film producer. (Added Author).
Bluemhuber, Claudia, 1969- film producer. (Added Author).
Close, Glenn, 1947- actor. (Added Author).
Slater, Christian, actor. (Added Author).
Pryce, Jonathan, actor. (Added Author).
Irons, Max, 1985- actor. (Added Author).
McGovern, Elizabeth, 1961- actor. (Added Author).
Lloyd, Harry, 1983- actor. (Added Author).
Starke, Annie, 1988- actor. (Added Author).
Biggar, Trisha, costume designer. (Added Author).
Leese, Mark, production designer. (Added Author).
Pook, Jocelyn, composer (expression) (Added Author).
Runge, Lena, 1959- editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Brantås, Ulf, director of photography. (Added Author).
Wolitzer, Meg. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Wife. (Added Author).
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), presenter. (Added Author).
Silver Reel (Firm), presenter. (Added Author).
Meta Film London, production company. (Added Author).
Anonymous Content (Firm), production company. (Added Author).
Tempo Productions (Great Britain), production company. (Added Author).
Embankment Films, production company. (Added Author).
Creative Scotland (Organization), production company. (Added Author).
Spark Film & TV, production company. (Added Author).
Film i Väst (Firm), production company. (Added Author).
Chimney (Firm), production company. (Added Author).
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher. (Added Author).
Costume designer, Trisha Biggar ; production design, Mark Leese ; music, Jocelyn Pook ; editor, Lena Runge ; director of photography, Ulf Brantås. (Cast).

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  • 0 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

Current holds

    1 current holds with 3 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Wife (Text) 31307023535182 Movies Checked out 11/16/2019
Ottawa Hills DVD Wife (Text) 31307023535166 Movies On holds shelf -
West Leonard DVD Wife (Text) 31307023535174 Movies Checked out 11/16/2019

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book by Meg Wolitzer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Special features: Keeping secrets: Glenn Close on The wife ; In conversation with the cast of The wife ; Q&A with Glenn Close & author Meg Wolitzer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Costume designer, Trisha Biggar ; production design, Mark Leese ; music, Jocelyn Pook ; editor, Lena Runge ; director of photography, Ulf Brantås.
Participant or Performer Note:
Glenn Close, Christian Slater, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke.
Summary, etc.:
After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. The Wife interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later--a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; language and some sexual content.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
In English or Spanish; English, French, or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities.
Subject: Authors' spouses > Drama.
Authorship > Collaboration > Drama.
Fiction > Authorship > Drama.
Novelists > Drama.
Married women > Drama.
Husband and wife > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

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