Pierrepoint the last hangman

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2007
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The life and career of the last in a long line of highly praised British executioners is explored in this drama directed by Adrian Shergold and starring Timothy Spall in the role of Albert Pierrepoint. As a youth, Pierrepoint was discouraged from pursuing the family career by a mother who claimed that the horrific line of work spurned his father to take up drink before eventually ushering him to an early grave. Despite his father's adverse reaction to the job's more gruesome details, Albert still thinks that he has what it takes to make it as an executioner and is soon rising to the upper echelon of hangmen thanks to his speed on the job and unwavering humanity. Eventually called before General Montgomery so that he may employ his skills in dispensing the Nuremberg criminals, Pierrepoint earns the respect and admiration of his fellow Britons just as his experiences in Germany stir his increasingly troubled conscience and abolitionists set into motion a heated campaign aimed at bringing the practice of hanging to an end. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Pierrepoint, Albert, -- 1905- -- Drama.
Executions and executioners -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Drama.
Hanging -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Capital punishment -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Drama.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Santa Monica, CA :IFC Films :2007
Weinstein Company Home Entertainment :
Distributed by Genius Entertainment,
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Last hangman
Contributors Harries, Andy.
Pope, Jeff.
Mills, Bob, 1957-
Langan, Christine.
Shergold, Adrian.
Spall, Timothy, 1957-
Stevenson, Juliet.
Marsan, Eddie.
Fulford, Christopher.
IFC First Take (Firm)
UK Film Council.
Capitol Films.
Granada (Firm)
Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)
IFC Films.
Genius Entertainment.
Participants/Performers Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Eddie Marsan, Christopher Fulford.
Other Contributors Costume designer, Mary Jane Reyner ; composer, Martin Phipps ; production designer, Candida Otton ; editor, Tania Reddin ; director of photography, Danny Cohen.
Audience MPAA rating: R; Disturbing images, nudity, and brief sexuality.
Language English
In English with optional Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features include: commentary by Adrian Shergold; deleted scenes.
System Details DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Description 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1594448302
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