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Contraband DVD
Contraband

Contraband

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Set in England during the early days of WW II, Contraband stars Conrad Veidt (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) and Valerie Hobson (The Bride of Frankenstein) as a Danish sea captain and his enigmatic passenger who are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. In evocatively Hitchcockian fashion, the plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. What makes Contraband unique is that most of the story takes place under blackout conditions (original U.S. release title was Blackout), in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth, a potent metaphor for the English population's general confusion at the start of the war. Moreover, the blackout provides directorPowell a constant opportunity to pay subtle homage to Veidt's Germanic, expressionist heritage with chiaroscuro lighting and visual allusions to his classic films.
Title: Contraband
Genre: Mystery / Suspense
Starring: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler, Raymond Lovell, Esmond Knight, Sydney Moncton, Phoebe Kershaw, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Director: Michael Powell
Studio: Kino Video
Release Date: 4/24/2001
Original Year: 1940
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 738329021122
Item #: KOV021122

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