A Master Builder

A Master Builder Release Date: July 23, 2014

Jonathan Demme (Oscar winning director of The Silence Of The Lambs), AndrĂ© Gregory (My Dinner With Andre), and Wallace Shawn (My Dinner With Andre, The Princess Bride) update Henrik Ibsen’s A Master Builder, a modern classic about a successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses – who nonetheless wants to make peace with himself as his life approaches its final act.

Working from his own translation of the Norwegian text, Wallace Shawn gives a tour-de-force performance as the cruel, yet guilt-ridden architect.

Jonathan Demme’s direction is based on the near-legendary production created for the stage by AndrĂ© Gregory, developed over a 14-year period.

Lisa Joyce plays a sensual, mysterious young visitor who turns the household upside down, much to the consternation of Julie Hagerty, perfectly cast as Shawn’s neurasthenic, long-suffering wife.

Scandinavian angst — reinterpreted by New York’s finest.

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Starring: Wallace ShawnJulie HagertyAndre Gregory
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Jonathan Demme
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: Abramorama
Total Box Office: 46.9 TH
MPAA Rating Unrated