Wednesday, August 19, 2009

'Heaven' Scarce Rollout

By Chase Kahn

IFC Films will distribute Oliver Hirschbiegel's Five Minutes of Heaven, a British/Irish drama starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt, starting this Friday (08.21.09) with an extremely limited and rare 1 screen debut, presumably in New York.

The film also went up today on IFC's Video-On-Demand service, which appropriately I do not have, and will surely be released exclusively to Blockbuster retailers sometime later this year. Summary from IMDB:

"The story of former UVF member Alistair Little (Liam Neeson). Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's (James Nesbitt) brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two."

Five Minutes of Heaven also played at Sundance in January before airing on BBC Two overseas on April 5th. The German-born Hirschbiegel is best known for his Hitler film Downfall (2004) and the atrocity known as The Invasion (2007), which starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

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