The Day On Fire

  |  Buy to Own: 29/10/2007
  |  91 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Jay Anania directs this New York-set drama, in which the lives of four women and one man become inextricably and shockingly intertwined when a Palestinian suicide bomber sets off his lethal charge on a busy Manhattan street corner. Judy (Judy Kuhn) is a singer who is busy in a recording studio working on an album of British folk songs with jazz pianist John Medeski. Shira (Alyssa Sutherland) is a successful fashion model on a photo shoot. Najia (Carmen Chaplin) is a journalist from Palestine who is in the United States working on a piece about treating victims of wartime violence, and on her way to interview well-respected doctor Dr Mary Wade (Olympia Dukakis). Walter (Martin Donovan) is a quiet and solitary man who enjoys spending time in the park observing others. All five characters are forced to deal with the physical and emotional fallout of the bombing. The film was screened as part of the 'Visions' series - devoted to challenging works from new filmmakers - at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.

Contains strong bloody images
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