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Title Intimate stranger [videorecording] / produced and directed by Alan Berliner

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Lorber HT Digital [distributor], 2009
 RWU Main Audio-Visual  AV DEPT PN 1995.9.E96 B37 I36 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, black & white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
Series Alan Berliner collection
Alan Berliner collection
Note Originally produced in 1991
Bonus features: POV interview with Alan Berliner; French, Spanish, and English subtitles; "Myth in the electric age", a short film by Alan Berliner; "The art of the process" ; a DVD-ROM catalogue
Photographed and edited by Alan Berliner
"You've probably never heard of Joseph Cassuto, but by the end of this film you may think that he was the most elusive, fascinating and baffling man to have ever lived. Cassuto is filmmaker Alan Berliner's maternal grandfather, a Palestinian Jew who was a cotton buyer for the Japanese in Egypt prior to World War II. With Hitler's armies just miles away from Alexandria, Cassuto's family is split in half. They reunite in New York after the war, but Cassuto is restless there. He moves to Japan to spend eleven months of the year, virtually abandoning his wife and children in the U.S. while he pursues his business interests and a life-long love affair with Japanese culture. Seventeen years after his death, his grandson has constructed a poetic and emotional jigsaw puzzle out of the voluminous memorabilia of his grandfather's life story. What emerges is a curious legacy -- admiration and love from Cassuto's Japanese business associates; resentment from his family. Depending on who you ask, Cassuto was either a romantic adventurer or a shirker of family responsibility; a man at the center of historic events or a nobody."--Director's Website
French, Spanish, and English subtitles
LC subject Cassuto, Joseph
Experimental films
Jews -- Egypt -- Biography
Cotton trade -- Japan -- History
Documentary films. lcgft
Biographical films. lcgft
Films for the hearing impaired. lcgft
Add Author Berliner, Alan, director
Lorber HT Digital
ISBN 0982426879
ISBN/ISSN 705105267319
Music # LF-DVD-57