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Aro Favourite Gates of Heaven


USA 1980, 83 minutes
Dir. Errol Morris
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary / Sociology


Aroview: This acclaimed debut of dir. Errol Morris (THIN BLUE LINE) staked a high water mark for eccentric film subjects by documenting the closing down of a pet cemetery in California and transferal of 400 pet coffins to a new resting place.

Revealing an incredible collection of oddball yet "bizarrely sincere" people involved in this industry, from the cemetery owners, workers and pet lovers to the arch-nemesis manager of a nearby animal rendering plant. Moving from laughable, even patronising ironies to a deeper and moving portrayal of human needs and frailties, this is an unforgettable journey and still one of Morris' best works.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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