The Angry Silence

DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

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The Angry Silence

This digitally restored print from Studiocanal is crisp and crystal clear. Although there are only two extras - interviews with director Bryan Forbes' wife Nanette Newman and the originator of the film's story and its co-star Michael Craig - both are full of interest.

In her 11-minute chat, Newman talks about the friendship between Richard Attenborough and her husband and their strengths and weaknesses when it came to setting up Beaver Films. She also offers insight into the how the film was made.

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Craig, in an 18-minute interview, talks about the original idea for the story - he is still a bit disgruntled that Forbes took so much of the credit - and talks about the casting and shooting of the film. A documentary extra about industrial relations at the time would be welcome for younger audiences who may find the nuance of 'closed shop' ideas a mystery, but what is here is good.

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2016
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A factory worker is ostracised after refusing to join a wildcat strike.
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Product Code: OPTD1944

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound: Dolby Digital

Extras: Interviews with Nanette Newman and Michael Craig

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