Tuesday
02
Apr
7.15 pm
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Tue
02
Apr
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Tuesday, 02 April 2013 at 7.15 pm
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  • Crime drama
  • 1990
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 139 mins.
 

 

This unflinching depiction of the attraction and brutal reality of the Mafia lifestyle from Martin Scorsese is a masterwork on every artistic level. Direction, script (based on Nicholas Pileggi's non-fiction book Wiseguy), photography, ensemble acting (Joe Pesci won a deserved Oscar, but he's matched by Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta) and driving pop and rock soundtrack seamlessly combine to dazzling effect in this instant classic. Crackling with raw energy, Scorsese's fascinating new take on themes explored in his earlier Mean Streets enthrals from the first violent frames to the stunning final sequence. Be prepared to be completely bowled over by a director at the peak of his talents and in full control of top-notch material.

PLOT SUMMARY-

Martin Scorsese's crime drama, starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci. In 1950s New York, Irish-Italian schoolboy Henry Hill dreams of becoming a gangster and lands a job parking cars for the Mob. Having earned the respect of the local Mafia boss, he is teamed with hitmen James Conway and Tommy DeVito. But as the years pass, Hill finds his allegiance to the Mob challenged as he descends deeper into organised crime.

Alan Jones, Radio Times Film Guide



Director:

 
Martin Scorsese

Cinematographer:

 
Michael Ballhaus

Screenplay:

 
Nicholas Pileggi & Martin Scorsese

Cast:

 
Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Sivero, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr
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