The Broken Giant


1h 23m 1999

Brief Synopsis

The story of repression and personal upheaval in a small town: Ezra is the preacher at a local New England town where he grew up. He is also dating the mayor's daughter, Rosemary, yet is nevertheless disenchanted with is life. When a young attractive woman named Clio asks for sanctuary at his parson

Film Details

Also Known As
Broken Giant
Release Date
1999
Location
Islesboro, Maine, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

The story of repression and personal upheaval in a small town: Ezra is the preacher at a local New England town where he grew up. He is also dating the mayor's daughter, Rosemary, yet is nevertheless disenchanted with is life. When a young attractive woman named Clio asks for sanctuary at his parsonage. Ezra allows her to stay, although her presence comes to disturb the people in the community--not the least of whom is his girlfriend, Rosemary. Even though Clio's reasons for running away from home is unclear, Ezra becomes protective of her and neglectful of Rosemary. One day Clio's father comes in search of her, but she refuses to speak to him and Ezra continues to protect her. Her father's dogged insistence creates a disturbance in the community, causing the mayor to issue an ultimatum to Ezra: Clio must leave voluntarily or the police will come after her. What happens next explodes a tensions that has been building for years.

Film Details

Also Known As
Broken Giant
Release Date
1999
Location
Islesboro, Maine, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States June 24, 1999

Released in United States November 7, 2006

Released in United States on DVD November 7, 2006

Released in United States Summer June 24, 1999

Feature directorial debut for Estep Nagy.

Began shooting September 11, 1995.

Completed shooting October 7, 1995.

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 14-21, 1997.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 1996.

Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of series "New Filmmakers" January 6, 1999.

35mm

color

rtg MPAA NONE

Released in United States June 24, 1999 (Anthology Film Archives; New York City)

Released in United States Summer June 24, 1999

Released in United States November 7, 2006

Released in United States on DVD November 7, 2006