Reversal of Fortune

Reversal of Fortune

name = Reversal of Fortune

caption = DVD cover
director = Barbet Schroeder
producer = Edward R. Pressman Oliver Stone
writer = Alan M. Dershowitz (book) Nicholas Kazan
starring = Glenn Close Jeremy Irons Ron Silver
music = Josh Clayton-Felt Joseph Hooven Mark Isham Michael Ward Jerry Winn
cinematography = Luciano Tovoli
editing = Lee Percy
distributor = Warner Bros. (USA)
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (UK, France) [These rights are now owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer]
Rank Film Distribution (UK)
released = September 12, 1990
runtime = 111 min.
language = English
budget =
imdb_id = 0100486|

"Reversal of Fortune" (1990) is the cinematic adaptation of the 1985 book, "", written by law professor Alan Dershowitz. It recounts the true story of the unexplained coma of socialite Sunny von Bülow, the subsequent attempted murder trial, and the eventual acquittal of her husband, Claus von Bülow.

Cast and Crew

The film features Glenn Close as Sunny, Jeremy Irons as Claus, Ron Silver as Dershowitz, Annabella Sciorra, Uta Hagen, Fisher Stevens, Jack Gilpin and Christine Baranski. Nicholas Kazan wrote the screenplay, Barbet Schroeder directed, and Prof. Dershowitz briefly appears as a judge.


Irons was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor, Schroeder was nominated for Best Director, and Kazan was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay award.


The film was positively reviewed, because of its detailed story, pacing, and use of flashback and insight, and Jeremy Irons' portrayal of the protagonist.


External links

*imdb title | id=0100486 | title=Reversal of Fortune

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