Beloved


2h 52m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Sethe is a woman of elemental grace and unspoken mystery. A figure of fierce determination, Sethe is a runaway slave struggling to carve out her own simple existence with her children in rural Ohio, 1873. Preventing her from achieving that, however, is the painful legacy of her former life, and the

Film Details

Also Known As
Älskade
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Maryland, USA; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Delaware, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 52m

Synopsis

Sethe is a woman of elemental grace and unspoken mystery. A figure of fierce determination, Sethe is a runaway slave struggling to carve out her own simple existence with her children in rural Ohio, 1873. Preventing her from achieving that, however, is the painful legacy of her former life, and the desperate measures to which she is driven to keep herself and her family from returning to it. Paul D is an old friend who comes to visit Sethe and whose understanding is tested by her household's shattering secrets. Denver is Sethe's daughter, an embattled young woman who must free herself from the crippling grasp that her mother's choices have on her. And the mysterious young woman who calls herslf Beloved, grows to become part of Sethe's family--her devastating presence threatens to destroy the delicate balance of Sethe and Denver's existence.

Crew

Andy Aaron

Sound Effects

Kasia Adamik

Storyboard Artist

Blondel Aidoo

Visual Effects

Nancy Allen

Music

Simon Allen

Music

Robin Allen-paris

Assistant Director

Dorothy Love Coates And The Thirty Women

Song Performer

Deva Anderson

Music Supervisor

John Anthony

Other

David Arch

Music Conductor

Neda Armian

Production Associate

Amy Arnold

Costumes

William D Arrowood

Location Manager

Andy Atkins

Visual Effects

Brian Atkins

Production Assistant

Colleen Atwood

Costume Designer

Gage Averill

Special Thanks To

John Ayling

Production

Rick Bachman

Production

Tom Bahr

Other

Damani Baker

Assistant

Kashka Banjoko

Hair Stylist

Nick Bautista

Production Assistant

Rudy Beilicke

Production

Peter Betulia

Key Grip

Dave Biggs

Animal Wrangler

Renee Blake

Dialogue Consultant

Cha Blevins

Costume Supervisor

Thomas Boguski

Assistant Production Coordinator

Johnetta Boone

Costumes

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Regina Boyer

Assistant

Ron Bozman

Executive Producer

Ron Bozman

Unit Production Manager

Sheridan Braxton

Grip

James Breen

Other

Adam Brooks

Screenplay

Enoch Brown

Song

Tony Brubaker

Stunt Coordinator

Nicholas Bucknall

Music

Jena Burke

Production Coordinator

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Nathan J. Busch

Hair Stylist

Akosua Busia

Screenplay

Kathleen Callahan

Craft Service

Anthony S Calypso

Production Assistant

Brian Carmichael

Video Assist/Playback

Gil Carreras

Color Timer

Dan Carter

Projectionist

Tim Chambers

Special Thanks To

Ben Cheah

Foley

Tamika Chenier

Assistant

Gary Chester

Other

Harvey Citron

Special Effects

Paul Clarvis

Music

Celeste Cleveland

Other

Alex Cohn

Location Manager

Henry Compton

Production

O J Connell Iii

Other

Andrew Conner

Electrician

Christopher M Connors

Production Assistant

Daniel C Cook

Assistant Camera Operator

Fran Cook

Wardrobe

Mary Cook

Hair Stylist

Sharyn Cordice

Makeup Artist

Jason Cortazzo

Grip

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Jonathan Cott

Special Thanks To

Michael Courlander

Special Thanks To

Chris Cozens

Other

Tangi Crawford

Costumes

Ted Criswell

Medic

Naomi Cromwell

Dga Trainee

Lorraine Crossman

Costumes

Darcey Crownshaw

Other

Alan D'angerio

Hair

Alan D'angerio

Hair Stylist

James D'damery

Accounting Assistant

Bob Davis

Production

Carl Davis

Production Assistant

Deborah Myles Davis

Set Costumer

John William Davis

Song

John William Davis

Song Performer

Karen Davis

Assistant Director

Jonathan Demme

Producer

Walt Dendall

Production

Michael Dennis

Production Assistant

Christine V Desrochers

Best Boy

Chris Dibble

Other

Vince Digiacomo

Craft Service

John K Donohue

Key Rigging Grip

Tim Downs

Location Assistant

Gerald Ehresmann

Production

Martin Elfalan

Accounting Assistant

Kimberly Elise

Song

George Engel

Sculptor

James C. Feng

Assistant Art Director

Hazel Fernandes

Song Performer

Pablo Ferro

Titles

Howard Feuer

Casting

William P Fiedler

Electrician

Chris Fielder

Assistant Sound Editor

Jo Anne Finan

Negative Cutting

Gary Romolo Fiorelli

Assistant Director

Thomas Fitzgerald

Production

Tom Fleischman

Rerecording

Peg Flynn

Production Assistant

Carmen Foglietta

Production

Kate Forte

Producer

Abdul Franklin

Apprentice

Kate Fujimoto

Wardrobe Assistant

Tak Fujimoto

Director Of Photography

Tak Fujimoto

Dp/Cinematographer

Carl Fullerton

Makeup

Timothy Galvin

Art Director

Elena Gavrilova

Assistant

Eugene Gearty

Editor

Bob George

Special Thanks To

Gary Gero

Animal Trainer

Dan Giaquinto

Special Effects

Terel Gibson

Apprentice

Danny Glover

Song Performer

Gary Goetzman

Producer

Benjamin Goldberg

Construction Coordinator

Lewis Goldstein

Editor

Don Greenleaf

Production

John Griffith

Production

Vertamae Grosvenor

Consultant

Jason Gueringer

Production Assistant

Joseph Guglielmucci

Production

Ted Haas

Consultant

Hassan Hakmoun

Music

George Hamer

Music Contractor

Billy Hamilton

Production

Diane Hammond

Makeup

Peter A Haran

Other

Nikki Harmon

Production Assistant

Cydney Harris

Assistant Art Director

Kimberly Harris

Adr Editor

Jan Hendrickse

Music

William F Hennessy

On-Set Dresser

Charmaine Henninger

Hair Stylist

Buren Hodge

Animal Wrangler

Brian Holden

Visual Effects

Robert Holtzman

On-Set Dresser

Beth Horton

Assistant Camera Operator

Susan Humphrey

Animal Wrangler

Jane Hunter

Song

Jane Hunter

Song Performer

Kevin Nathaniel Hylton

Music

Jackie Jackson

Assistant Art Director

Gregory F Johnson

Grip

Jasper Lee Johnson

Best Boy Grip

Josh Johnson

Production

John A Johnston

Other

Bessie Jones

Song

Erik Jordan

Assistant Engineer

Anthony M Keane

Production

Kathleen Kearney

Production Assistant

Andy Keir

Editor

Barry Kellogg

Costumes

Kathleen Kelly

Medic

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Lara Khachooni

Assistant Editor

Kristina Kilpe

On-Set Dresser

Eric Kim

Special Thanks To

Mitchell Kinney

Costumes

Miura Kite

Production

Todd Kleitsch

Makeup

Peter Kohn

Assistant Director

Jenny Kubo

Special Thanks To

Kevin Ladson

Property Master

Richard Lagravenese

Screenplay

Terry Laudermilch

Sound Re-Recordist

Steven E Lawler

Other

Sandra Leimbacher-weldon

Costumes

Julio Leitao

Other

Christine Leiter

Makeup Supervisor

Michael Leonard

Assistant Camera Operator

John Leonidas

Transportation Coordinator

Marshall Lewis

Special Thanks To

Marvin E. Lewis

Boom Operator

Skip Lievsay

Sound Editor

Craig Heston Ligget

Electrician

Steve Litecky

Electrician

Marissa Littlefield

Adr Editor

Victor Littlejohn

On-Set Dresser

Carol Littleton

Editor

Alan Lomax

Song

Dorothy Love-coates

Music

Camille Lowry

Assistant

Nicholas Lundy

Assistant Art Director

Edward Lynch

Production

April Mackin

Animal Trainer

Alison Maclean

Special Thanks To

Ralph Maiers

Visual Effects

Allen Mamet

On-Set Dresser

Ray Manlove

Location Assistant

Charles Marquis

Production

Cyndi Martin

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Älskade
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Maryland, USA; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Delaware, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 52m

Award Nominations

Best Costume Design

1998

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States December 6, 1998 (Shown in New York City (DGA Theater) as part of series "IFP's/Director's Take" December 6, 1998.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film March 12-27, 1999.)

Winner of the 1999 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor (Danny Glover).

Nominated for the 1998 Award for Excellence in Film Costume Design by the Costume Designers Guild.

Winner of the 1998 award for Most Promising Actress (Kimberly Elise) from the Chicago Film Critics Association. Nominated for a further two awards, including including Best Cinematography, and Best Supporting Actress (Kimberly Elise).

Winner of the 1998 Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Drama (Kimberly Elise) from the International Press Academy.

Released in United States Fall October 16, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 6, 1999

Released in United States December 6, 1998

Released in United States March 1999

Shown at Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film March 12-27, 1999.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison.

Began shooting June 25, 1997.

Completed shooting December 18, 1997.

Clinica Estetico is Jonathan Demme and Ed Saxon's production company.

Released in United States Fall October 16, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 6, 1999