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The Killing

The Killing

Stanley Kubrick / US, 1956 / 85 min.

Johnny Clay thinks he has planned the perfect robbery, but perfection is unpredictable when it involves humans, Stanley Kubrick reveals in the noir classic The Killing.

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A hero is someone who has been reckless and gone unpunished so states the oft quoted definition by Dutch author W.F. Hermans. And a gangster in a film noir? That is someone who calculatingly seeks out danger with the knowledge that they may be punished, Stanley Kubrick would say.

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Director

Stanley Kubrick

Production year

1956

Country

US

Original title

The Killing

Length

85 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

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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