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Being Human

1994 - PG13 - 2:02
Warner Home Video
Directed by Bill Forsyth
Robin Williams
John Turturro
Anna Galiena
Vincent D'Onofrio
Hector Elizondo
Ewan McGregor
Lorraine Bracco
Lindsay Crouse
William H. Macy
Theresa Russell

What's better than one Robin Williams? How about five of him? Williams, whose on-screen transformations include the redoubtable Mrs. Doubtfire and the always-young Peter Pan of Hook, turns chameleon again (and four times more) in Being Human, a fanciful look at human history and longing from writer/director Bill Forsyth (Local Hero, Housekeeping). In five distinct yet cleverly interlocked roles, Williams is a cave dweller, a Roman slave, a medieval wayfarer, a Portuguese nobleman shipwrecked in Africa and a modern Manhattanite whose homelife has hit the rocks. Each character reaches for survival, love, belonging - for all the things that made humankind draw together in the first place. Each is a human being faced with an unforgettable and universal challenge: Being Human.

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