Desperate Characters

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Desperate Characters

new york city based on novel or book depression husband wife relationship midlife crisis vandalism despair paranoia frigidity boredom childlessness middle class loveless marriage anxiety

Desperate Characters

Release Date: September 22, 1971

Year    :   1971
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   T.D.J. Productions Inc., Alliance, Incorporated Television Company (ITC)
Director    :   Frank D. Gilroy
Producers    :   Vic Ramos, Michael Haley, Frank D. Gilroy, Paul Leaf, Norman I. Cohen, Adeline Leonard Seakwood
Writers    :   Frank D. Gilroy, Paula Fox
RunTime    :   97 mins.

Sophie and Otto Bentwood are a middle-aged, middle class, childless Brooklyn Heights couple trapped in a loveless marriage. He is an attorney, she a translator of books. Their existence is affected not only by their disintegrating relationship but by the threats of urban crime and vandalism that surround them everywhere they turn, leaving them feeling paranoid, scared, and desperately helpless.

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