Five Minutes Of Heaven

Five Minutes Of Heaven

DVD Rating: **

Reviewed by: James Benefield

Read James Benefield's film review of Five Minutes Of Heaven

The DVD is split in three; there is a trailer, a set of interviews from the key players, and a smattering of onset footage.

The interviews offer differing, but interesting, accounts of the filming process. Of particular note are Nesbitt and Neeson’s differing accounts of meeting some of the people involved in the real life events. The director’s interview is also fascinating. In it, he talks about his unfussy approach to the look of the movie, and the research he tries to do before each project. It’s an insight.

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The onset footage is less revealing. There are a couple of minutes each of half a dozen or so of the film’s key scenes - including the extraordinary opening sequence, in which we see the killing. It’s always fun to see what is happening on the other side of the camera, but it doesn’t add up to much here.

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2009
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Two men from the same town but from different sides of the Irish political divide discover that the past is never dead - in fact it isn't even past.
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Product Code: EPDDVD07

Region: 2

Ratio: 16:9

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Interviews, onset footage, trailer

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