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Kiss Me Deadly

Robert Aldrich / US, 1955 / 106 min.

Ralph Meeker saunters around rainy, night-time Los Angeles as merciless private eye Mike Hammer, on the trail of some murderers. Alongside The Third Man, The Big Sleep and Touch of Evil, Kiss Me Deadly is undoubtedly one of film noir’s classics.

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“What is film noir?,” filmmaker Martin Koolhoven asked himself for a special on the theme. “Film noir is a woman without a past and a man without a future,” was his concise answer. But what if the woman proves to have a history after all? One that even threatens to overwhelm hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer?

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Robert Aldrich

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Kiss Me Deadly


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Film Noir

Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past. An inescapable fate and a femme fatale, sly and sexually independent. This summer Eye is presenting an extended programme of classic film noir, featuring masterpieces such as The Third Man and In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart. With vintage 35mm prints and newly restored works.

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still Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, US 1955)
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