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A View from the Bridge

Price: $39.95
Order Number: 787.0004
Format : DVD
The local lawyer, Alfieri, tells the story of Eddie Carbone, a headstrong longshoreman who has helped raise his wife's niece, Catherine, but has developed an unwitting sexual attraction towards her. When his wife's two cousins enter the country illegally looking for work, the Carbones take them in, but when Catherine begins dating the younger of the cousins, Rodolpho, Eddie gets jealous. Finding his insinuations of Rodolpho's homosexuality and his warning to Catherine that Rodolpho is only after an American passport are ignored, in an act of desperation to split them up before they can marry, Eddie breaks an unwritten rule within his community by betraying both cousins to the Immigration authorities. The older brother, Marco, vows revenge, exacerbated by Eddie's refusal to admit his "crime." Out on bail, Marco comes to Eddie, who challenges him to a fight to try and redeem his blackened name, but when Eddie draws a knife Marco kills him with it. Eddie dies declaring his love for his wife, never having fully come to terms with his actions or how they led to his downfall.

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Ideal for grades 10-12
Duration: thirty Minutes
©2000 BBC
Series #787

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