Director Alan Rudolph (Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Cycle, Afterglow) invites you to the elegant world of Café Society in The Moderns.
Paris, 1926. A time when anything could happen … and usually did. At the center of this world is Nick Hart (Keith Carradine, Nashville), a struggling painter who makes a meager living drawing caricatures at his favorite café. Nick longs for success and even agrees to forge masterpieces for a wealthy divorcée (Geraldine Chaplin, Doctor Zhivago). But what he truly desires is Rachel (Linda Fiorentino, The Last Seduction), the alluring wife of an obsessively jealous and lethally dangerous businessman (John Lone, The Last Emperor).
Also starring Geneviève Bujold (Anne Of The Thousand Days) and Wallace Shawn (My Dinner With Andre), The Moderns is a stylish and witty exploration of the manners and mores within a lost generation.
Why We Love It
“The Moderns is a film that may require multiple viewings to fully unlock its pleasures. Some are apparent immediately: the film is beautifully photographed and designed. It features excellent performances and an evocative musical score. But director Alan Rudolph's studied approach can be mistaken for detachment, at first blush. Only once you've soaked in this film -- and gotten good and waterlogged -- do you see the bruised romantic heart beating inside the clever, cynical shell… Recommended.” – Justin Remer, DVD Talk
“The disc only includes two bonus goodies, but they are well worth the price of admission, considering the first is a feature-length presentation interviewing director Alan Rudolph, producer Carolyn Pfeiffer, and star Keith Carradine… thanks to Shout! Factory, you can now check this nifty little offbeat gem out for yourself. But be warned: This is exactly the type of movie that artistically-inclined minds of any generation can get Lost in. Highly Recommended.” – Luigi Bastardo, Cinema Sentries
“The Moderns: Collector’s Edition gives a well-deserved revival to an ’80s art house masterpiece.” – Joe Corey, Inside Pulse
“Shout Factory's new blu-ray does justice to the work, as color, black levels, grain structure, et al, are all in place. If you've not yet discovered Mr. Rudolph's work, this might be a good time to begin.” – Robert Harris, Home Theater Forum
- NEW 2K Scan From The Interpositive
- NEW Interviews With Director Alan Rudolph, Producer Carolyn Pfeiffer, And Actor Keith Carradine (96 minutes)
- Theatrical Trailer