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"A History of Violence" (2005) ist ein harter Thriller von David Cronenberg, der auf einem Comic von John Wagner und Vince Locke basiert...

Ein friedliebender Familienvater, gespielt von Viggo Mortensen (u.a. "Der Herr der Ringe"), wird durch einen unerwarteten Vorfall von seiner Vergangenheit eingeholt...

"A History of Violence" startete am 13. Oktober 2005 in den deutschen Kinos...

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"History of Violence" auf DVD !!!
Am 24. März 2006 erschien
"A History of Violence" auf DVD...

[17.10.2005] Wie Blickpunkt:Film meldet, kam der in den USA erfolgreiche "A History of Violence" (67 Kopien) beim Deutschlandstart lediglich auf 25.000 Besucher...

[13.10.2005] Heute startet "A History of Violence" in den deutschen Kinos... Bei Spiegel Online gibt es eine Kritik...

[06.10.2005] Bei B-D gibt es eine Kritik...
[...] Appropriately enough, "A History of Violence," hits like a loud, open-palmed slap on the face: this is a near-perfect film that somehow manages to be confounding, hilarious, shocking, infuriating, and enormously moving - usually all at the same time. Yes, it’s audacious. It’s lurid and manipulative and gory and chilly and at times seems so wildly uneven that you wonder if any two people on set had been given the same shooting script. But God bless him, David Cronenberg has accomplished what may be his masterwork by squeezing all of his keen, absolutely unique observations about the human condition into an utterly non-Cronenbergian film. And with his trademark (and, some might argue, self-conscious) creepiness curbed, he has turned in one of the most jaw-droppingly humane gorefests ever made. [...]

[03.10.2005] Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Die positive Überraschung des Wochenendes war der mit sensationellen Kritiken unterstützte Thriller "A History of Violence ", der auf 1340 Kopien aufgestockt wurde und mit gutem Schnitt auf 8,2 Mio. Dollar kam. Damit landete David Cronenbergs Meisterwerk noch vor dem Popcorn-Actioner "Into the Blue", der mit 7,0 Mio. Dollar sein Potenzial nicht ausspielen konnte. [...]

[02.10.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Quint...

[01.10.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty...
[...] For anyone who wants to be treated like an adult in a theater and who is interested in exploring the uneasy relationship that we have with violence as a culture, this is a must-see, a challenge worth accepting. More than anything, it proves that David Cronenberg is still working at the peak of his creative powers, and that’s very good news, indeed. [...]

[29.09.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry Knowles...
[...] This is a stunning film by David Cronenberg that comes across as just effortless. It seems so natural and confident and easy, but it’s all so emotional and real. Cronenberg once again shows why he’s a master of horror. He uses extremely graphic results of violence not to wallow in, but to underline the ugliness of violence. He uses graphic nudity and the reaction to it as a slap. This film uses all those extremes as punctuation and realism.
This is a brilliant film. [...]

[26.09.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere positive Kritik...

[24.09.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik...
[...] For me this movie worked on every level. Great job by Cronenberg and the dude who wrote it (best known for his work as art department production assistant on MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE). But the real highlight is Viggo Mortensen in what is in my opinion the best performance in his career so far. Which is saying alot because this dude is always great. [...]

[23.09.2005] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Maria Bello...

[16.09.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film...
We have a winner! This was one of the movies I was most looking forward to, and Cronenberg didn’t let me down! (As he has several times in the past - David, you’ve earned amnesty for your complicity in the original CRASH, and at the time I saw it, I never would have guessed that you EVER would!) For the first time since the DEAD ZONE, he’s eschewed the macabre and given us a dark, straight-ahead, solidly-R-rated drama with a real kick. THIS is the film Viggo Mortensen should have made on the heels of LOTR instead of the Disneyfied Hidalgo. The movie is like a contemporary heartland western and Mortensen is the seemingly low-key good guy you just DON’T want to get on the bad side of! Great supporting bits by Maria Bello, Ed Harris, and William Hurt, too. Perfectly paced, with superbly choreographed outbursts of violence (including realistic firearms damage), and a payoff worthy of what’s come before. It’s a taut 95 minute film without so much as a single frame of filler, one that I’ll definitely be seeing again. All I can say is - YO, ARAGORN!

[14.09.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zum Film...

[01.08.2005] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit David Cronenberg...

[18.07.2005] Bei gibt es eine positive Kritik zum Film...

[15.07.2005] Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über die "History of Violence"-Präsentation auf der Comic-Con, inkl. Interview mit David Cronenberg...

[28.05.2005] Bei gibt es den "A History of Violence" Trailer & Clip !!!

[17.05.2005] sprach in Cannes mit David Cronenberg...

[16.01.2005] sprach mit Maria Bello...
[...] I want to say it was an intense shoot. It was some days. I had some of the hardest scenes in my life, Viggo and I had to do. I’m not a very nervous actor. I find that if I work from a very joyful, a playful place, it’s easy and it’s fun. But I had some days when I came to set literally just shaking, thinking, "I can not possibly do this scene." I was just terrified because it was quite, quite intense. But we just sure had fun. David Cronenberg was an incredible leader/father figure. [...]

[16.02.2004] Fangoria sprach mit dem Drehbuchautor Josh Olson...
[...] He tells us that despite Cronenberg’s involvement and the project’s title, "There is some violence, but it is much more of a character-based drama. It’s not in any way, shape or form what you could call a horror film or a genre film... though I don’t want to sound like I’m looking down on those. The thing I’ve loved about Cronenberg is that you so rarely know what you’re going to get, and his willingness to take risks and do things that are very different from what he’s done before, and this will be keeping in that tradition of surprising you. The violence that’s in it is going to be pretty intense, but there are essentially three scenes, and the rest is the characters living with the cost of violence and the ramifications of it. [...]

History of Violence
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DVDA History of Violence
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FSK: Keine Jugendfreigabe
Bild: 16:9 (1.85:1) anamorph
Ton: Deutsch & Englisch (Dolby Digital 5.1)
DVD Erscheinungstermin: 24. März 2006

Als Extras gibt es u.a. einen Audiokommentar des Regisseurs David Cronenberg, die Dokumentation "Acts of Violence" und die Featurette "Too comercial for Cannes"...

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Bei kann man einen Blick auf die Comic-Vorlage von John Wagner und Vince Locke werfen...

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Howard Shore (u.a. "Der Herr der Ringe"-Trilogie, "King Kong", "Sieben", "Das Schweigen der Lämmer") sorgt für die musikalische Untermalung...

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