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The Dead (1987)

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Release Date
Dec 17, 1987 (USA)

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Running Time
1 hour, 23 minutes

Country UK

Studio Chris Sievernich, Liffey Films, Vestron, Wieland Schulz-Keil, Zenith

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• Die Toten (1987)

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Genre: Drama, Love Triangle, Period Piece, Psychodrama, Marriage, Love, Christmas

Tagline: A vast, merry, and uncommon tale of love.

Plot: In this adaptation of the James Joyce short story, which takes place at an annual New Years Eve party in Dublin in 1904, Gretta Conroy, after hearing an old and sad ballad sung by one of the guests, confesses to her husband Gabriel of a long ago love affair she still remembers. This revelation causes Gabriel to question matters of life and death... and moves him to lament the lack of such passion in his own life.

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 Directed by
John Huston
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 Music By
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