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Title:
The basket
Author:
Cowan, Richard M.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A picturesque story of the landscapes through the territory of the human heart. A Pacific Northwest logging community in 1918 struggles to come to terms with the pain and prejudice of wartime America. Weaving an unlikely thread of forbidden love, racial tension, German opera lessons and a new game called basketball.
General Note:
Special ed.; Widescreen version (16x9).

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.

Special features: deleted scenes with optional director's audio commentary; behind "The basket": a collection of 6 mini-featurettes on the making of the film; outtakes; audio commentary by the director and the director of photography.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
ISBN:
9780792851905
UPC:
027616872920
Format :
DVD

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In this drama about intolerance and acceptance that takes place during World War I, a pair of German orphans, Helmut and Brigitta, are sent to a farming community in the Pacific Northwest after a stay in an internment camp. While they are welcomed by some in the town, many resent their presence, especially those who have lost family members in the war. However, a teacher at the school takes a liking to them, and Helmut discovers he has a talent for basketball. Eventually, Helmut gets a chance to prove his worth to the community by playing in a special basketball game; if the neighborhood team wins, it will mean a new harvesting machine for the local farmers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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