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Title Casa de los babys / IFC Films presents a Syvan/Springall production ; produced by Lemore Syvan, Alejandro Springall ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles.

Publication Info. [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2004]


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  DVD CASA    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD CASA DE LOS BABYS    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Balcony  AV DVD 818 C334C    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Special features: audio commentary by director John Sayles; "The making-of 'Casa de los babys'" featurette; "Beyond borders" documentary; "On location with John Sayles" documentary; original theatrical trailer.
Credits Director of photography, Mauricio Rubinstein ; original music, Mason Daring ; costume designer, Mayes C. Rubeo ; production designer, Felipe Fernández Del Paso.
Cast Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden, Susan Lynch, Rita Moreno, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor.
Summary Six women -- dreamy Eileen, abrasive Nan, athletic Skipper, brusque Leslie, vivacious Jennifer and patient Gayle -- are staying at a hotel in South America. Focus on the turbulent emotions these American women face surrounding the adoption of foreign babies. The six women are fed up with the long delays of the adoption system in the United States and have the common desire to adopt a child. Includes a Latina mother who is certain that her baby will enjoy a better life with adoptive American parents, but still struggling with the anguish of her sacrifice.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some language and brief drug use.
System Details DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Intercountry adoption -- Latin America -- Drama.
Adoptive parents -- United States -- Drama.
Adoption agencies -- Latin America -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Syvan, Lemore.
Springall, Alejandro.
Sayles, John, 1950-
Gyllenhaal, Maggie, 1977-
Hannah, Daryl.
Harden, Marcia Gay.
Lynch, Susan, 1971-
Moreno, Rita.
Steenburgen, Mary.
Taylor, Lili.
Rubinstein, Mauricio.
Daring, Mason.
Rubeo, Mayes.
Fernández del Paso, Felipe, 1966-
IFC Films.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN 0792860721
Standard No. 027616902849
Music No. 1006061 MGM Home Entertainment
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