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The Shade Details


The first film of New York-based French director Raphael Nadjari is an adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Gentle Creature, which had also inspired Raphael Nadjari of Robert Bresson. The Shade is a drama about a mysterious woman and a pawnbroker who meet in New York. The film begins with Simon, who is alone in his apartment with the corpse of his wife, Anna, who has just committed suicide. In his grief, he remembers the first time he met her, a year ago when she walked into his pawnbroker's shop in Spanish Harlem. Mysterious Anna, who seems to come from nowhere, impresses solitary Simon with her sad beauty, and he proposes to her on their first night out. The Shade is a love story with great psychological insight. 52nd Cannes Film Festival, 1999. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi


Richard Edson
as Simon
Lorie Marino
as Anna
Barbara Haas
as Mother
Jeff Ware
as Moser
Jacob Lavin
as Nephew


Raphael Nadjari
Raphael Nadjari
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Book Author
John Surman
Composer (Music Score)