The Substance of Fire

The Substance of Fire (1996)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1996-09-11
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 3 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Miramax
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the company, grows frustrated with Isaac's emotional decline and attempts to take over the firm. The resulting crisis involves Isaac's other two children, his daughter Sarah and his dying son Martin.

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Crew Robert D. Yeoman Cinematography
Editing Pamela Martin Editor
Sound Joseph Vitarelli Music
Art Mark Ricker Art Direction
Writing Jon Robin Baitz Screenplay
Production Jon Robin Baitz Producer
Production Meg Simon Casting
Production Ron Kastner Producer
Production Lemore Syvan Co-Producer
Directing Daniel J. Sullivan Director
Art Shelley Barclay Set Decoration
Directing Christine Gee Script Supervisor
Production Randy Finch Producer
Art Michael Devlin Location Scout
Production David Ray Martin Location Manager