Harrison's Flowers

Harrison's Flowers is a 2000 French film by Elie Chouraqui. It stars, among others, Andie MacDowell, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson, Adrien Brody, Marie Trintignant, Gerard Butler, and David Strathairn. The film is also Quinn Shephard's big screen debut. The film premiered at the 2000 San Sebastián International Film Festival,[1] and released in theatres on 24 January 2001 in France.[2] Universal Pictures released this film in the United States theatrically,[3] then Lionsgate released this film in the United States on DVD.[4] For this film's United States version, the film's length was reduced by about 5 minutes; it also features a new score by Cliff Eidelman.[5][6]

Harrison's Flowers
Harrison's Flowers film poster.jpg
United States theatrical poster
Directed byElie Chouraqui
Produced byElie Chouraqui
Written byElie Chouraqui
Didier Le Pêcheur
Isabel Ellsen
Based onLe diable a l'avantage
by Isabel Ellsen
StarringAndie MacDowell
Elias Koteas
Brendan Gleeson
Adrien Brody
David Strathairn
Music byBruno Coulais (international version)
Cliff Eidelman (USA version)
CinematographyNicola Pecorini
Edited byJacques Witta
Distributed byUniversal Pictures (USA theatrical)
Lionsgate (USA DVD)
StudioCanal (international sales)
Release date
  • 23 September 2000 (2000-09-23) (San Sebastián)
  • 24 January 2001 (2001-01-24) (France)
Running time
130 minutes
Budget$8 million


Harrison Lloyd, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Newsweek photojournalist, travels on his last assignment to the dissolving Yugoslavia in 1991, during the Croatian War of Independence. While there, he is presumed to have been killed in a building collapse. His wife travels to the region to find him, believing him to be in the city of Vukovar. Travelling through the war-torn landscape, she arrives in the city, and bears witness to the massacre which took place there. Back home, Harrison's son Cesar cares for his father's flowers in their greenhouse.



Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a critic score of 49% based on reviews from 86 critics.[7]


  1. ^ Rooney, David (2 October 2000). "Harrison's Flowers". Variety. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  2. ^ Dunkley, Cathy; Harris, Dana (22 May 2001). "Focus plants 'Flowers'". Variety. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Universal Pictures Entertainment Portal". www.harrisons-flowers.com.
  4. ^ "Buy HARRISON'S FLOWERS DVD from Lionsgate Shop". www.lionsgateshop.com.
  5. ^ http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=4247
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20201010015221/https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/daily/article.cfm/articleID/5888/
  7. ^ Harrison's Flowers, Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved 2016-10-28

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