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The Asphalt Jungle

John Huston / US, 1950 / 112 min.

In this nail-biting gangster film, John Huston strikes the perfect balance between sound studio work and influences from Italian neorealism. Marilyn Monroe has a bit part as the girlfriend of one of the gangster’s involved in a major heist.

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Upon release from prison, 'Doc' Riedenschreider immediately plans his next crime: the burglary of a heavily secured jewellers. The plan is supremely detailed, but – as is so often the case – humans are the weakest link. The loot is fought for tooth and nail.

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The Asphalt Jungle


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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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