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Chinatown

Chinatown

Roman Polanski / US, 1974 / 131 min.

Private eye J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) uncovers a scandal in 1930s Los Angeles that implicates the city’s political elite; Polanski's homage to the film noir leads the viewer astray through a nightmarish labyrinth.

poster Chinatown (Roman Polanski, US 1974)
1930’s Los Angeles. Private eye J.J. Gittes – commissioned to find femme fatale Faye Dunaway’s missing daughter – ends up on the trail of illegal land expropriations and artificially created drought involving the highest circles.

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Director

Roman Polanski

Production year

1974

Country

US

Original title

Chinatown

Length

131 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

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Eye Classics

Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. We screen them regularly, in various programmes. Eye now brings film history even closer with its new series Eye Classics: three classics a week, chosen by Eye's programmers. On the big screen, screened in 35mm whenever possible.

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