Original Soundtrack

Composer: Alexandre Desplat
Silva Screen
RRP £14.49
Available 08 November 2004

Nicole Kidman stars as widowed Anna who receives a visit ten years after her husband's death from ten year old Sean who tells her the chilling news: "You're my wife"...

The soundtrack to Birth is as beautifully simple as the movie's premise. There are a few ongoing themes which pepper this album - all of which are beautiful and some of which are incredibly haunting.

Composer Alexandre Desplat has had a prolific career in his native France, but has been involved with very few English speaking movies - something that will hopefully soon be rectified.

While the movie itself is nothing special - good but not great - the soundtrack is pretty enjoyable. This album might not be ideal to relax to it should appeal to soundtrack fans who are looking for that something a little different.

Hopefully this album will help kick-start Desplat's career outside of French cinema as his work shines through as the best thing about this movie.

Pete Boomer

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