• The Wife

The Wife Programme 2019

by Björn Runge Gala Premieres

Joan Castleman is a model wife: loyal, attentive, considerate and still very attractive. She and her spouse, Joe, a successful writer, have been a formidable team for the past 40 years. Joan has always taken Joe’s shortcomings and affairs with a pinch of humour – they are, after all, a part of his existence as an artist – and her years of support finally seem to pay off: Joe is asked to travel to Stockholm in order to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. The more he finds himself in the spotlight, however, the more she finds herself trapped in his shadow. In a Stockholm hotel lobby – on the eve of the ceremony – Joan takes a radical decision… THE WIFE is the bittersweet story of one woman’s liberation, in which Glenn Close manages to upstage any shred of masculinity with elegance and venom.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: UK, Sweden, 2017
  • Runtime: 100 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Björn Runge
  • Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Annie Starke, Harry Lloyd, Elizabeth McGovern, Max Irons
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  • Screenplay: Jane Anderson
  • Cinematography: Ulf Brantås
  • Editor: Lena Runge
  • Sound: Stuart Bruce
  • Music: Jocelyn Pook
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  • Producers: Rosalie Swedlin, Piers Tempest, Meta Louise Foldager Sørenson, Jo Bamford, Claudia Bluemhuber, Piodor Gustafsson
  • Executive Producers: Björn Runge, Jane Anderson, Tim Haslam, Hugo Grumbar, Mark Cooper, Gerd Schepers, Gero Bauknecht, Florian Dargel, Tomas Eskilsson, Jon Mankell, Nina Bisgaard
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  • Production Companies: Tempo Productions Limited, Spark Film & TV, Meta Film
  • World Sales: Embankment Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Impuls Pictures
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