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The King of Comedy

Martin Scorsese / US, 1982 / 109 min.

A black comedy about failed stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro), who will do anything to appear in the talk show hosted by his idol Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis). Screening on 35mm.

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Rupert Pupkin is a third-rate comedian who is desperate to be on his idol Jerry Langford’s show. “You've got to start at the bot¬tom,” is the King of Comedy’s advice to the ambitious Pupkin, who – tragically – only gets the laughs when he is serious. To get onto Langford’s, the dismissed Pupkin (“Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime”) is set on using drastic measures.

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Martin Scorsese

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The King of Comedy


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