Eminent Domain (film)

Eminent Domain is a film released in 1990. It stars Donald Sutherland and Anne Archer and is directed by John Irvin.

Eminent Domain
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Video release poster
Directed byJohn Irvin
Produced byVéra Belmont
Written byAndrzej Krakowski(story) Andrzej Krakowski
Richard Greggson (screenplay)
StarringDonald Sutherland
Anne Archer
Jodhi May
Paul Freeman
Anthony Bate
Bernard Hepton
Pip Torrens
Music byZbigniew Preisner
CinematographyWitold Adamek
Edited byPeter Tanner
Distributed byTriumph Releasing
Europe Image Distribution
Release date
Running time
106 minutes


The film is based on the true story of a senior member of the Polish Politburo (played by Donald Sutherland) and his wife (played by Anne Archer) who are both abruptly banished from the party. While they struggle to figure out why, having unusual encounters with people they do not know in the process, things start to take a darker turn when the wife is sent to a mental asylum and their 15-year-old daughter is kidnapped.



The movie was filmed on location in Gdańsk and Warsaw. According to film publicity, the movie was based on actual occurrences.[1]

The movie grossed $151,098 in a limited U.S. theatrical release.


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