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A Master Builder (11-Nov-2013)

Director: Jonathan Demme

Writer: Wallace Shawn

From a play: The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen

Keywords: Drama, Architecture

An unlikable success-obsessed architect attempts to make amends with wronged associates and loved ones as he approaches the end of his life.

Halvard Solness is a successful architect more concerned with his career than being a halfway decent human, treating virtually everyone in his life -- his wife, mistresses, and associates who may or may not wish to usurp his legacy -- with abuse and scorn. The arrival of young Hilde Wangel into Halvard's life brings the aging misanthrope to the edge; promised the world by Halvard during a taboo tryst years earlier, her presence forces the old man to confront his mortality.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Andre Gregory
Theater Director
11-May-1934   My Dinner with Andre
Julie Hagerty
15-Jun-1955   Airplane!
Wallace Shawn
12-Nov-1943   Ate dinner with Andre


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