Desolation Angels


1h 34m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Nick and Sid have been close friends since college, although they share little in common other than the same group of friends. Nick agonizes over his troubled family and struggles to make ends meet making truck deliveries; Sid, bored and frustrated, sponges off his wealthy mother. Nick returns from

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Production Company
Fox Lorber Associates; Mccann & Co Films
Distribution Company
Fox Lorber Home Video; Mccann & Co Films/Canosa Inc; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Hoboken, New Jersey, USA; Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Nick and Sid have been close friends since college, although they share little in common other than the same group of friends. Nick agonizes over his troubled family and struggles to make ends meet making truck deliveries; Sid, bored and frustrated, sponges off his wealthy mother. Nick returns from a trip to Boston to discover that Sid made a pass at his girlfriend Mary during his absence. Gradually it emerges that Sid forced himself on Mary, who is too vulnerable and insecure to deal with the rape. Blind to Mary's pain, Nick becomes obsessed with his own feelings of violation. In the end, neither Nick or Mary is able to comprehend or evaluate their predicament. She is stunned and confused by what has happened and is slow to react. He is unable to control his own emotions, and spirals into a place where revenge is the only answer. Both are lost.

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Production Company
Fox Lorber Associates; Mccann & Co Films
Distribution Company
Fox Lorber Home Video; Mccann & Co Films/Canosa Inc; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Hoboken, New Jersey, USA; Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the FIPRESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique) award at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival.

Winner of the newly established Merchant/Ivory Kodak Vision Award at the 1995 Telluride Film Festival.

Released in United States June 10, 1997

Released in United States June 7, 1996

Released in United States on Video June 10, 1997

Released in United States Summer June 7, 1996

Feature directorial debut for SUNY-Purchase graduate Tim McCann.

Began shooting July 10, 1993.

Completed shooting July 31, 1993.

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City April 10-23, 1996.

Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 19-23, 1996.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Critics Week) January 24 - February 4, 1996.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 8-17, 1996.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 1995.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (First Cinema) September 7-16, 1995.

Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of series "The Alternative Screen: A Forum For Independent Film Exhibition and Beyond..." January 29, 1997.

35mm from 16mm

c DuArt

International sales for this film were formerly handled by Circa Entertainment.

Released in United States June 7, 1996 (Quad Cinema; New York City)

Released in United States Summer June 7, 1996

Released in United States June 10, 1997

Released in United States on Video June 10, 1997