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still The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, US 1955)

The Night of the Hunter

Charles Laughton / US, 1955 / 93 min.

The Night of the Hunter outdoors! This classic thriller is suffused with frighteningly beautiful images which makes it one of the most eccentric films ever made about the struggle between good and evil. 

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This classic thriller is set in rural 1930's America. Psychopathic preacher Harry Powell (a monumental Robert Mitchum role) has been arrested for grand theft auto. In prison he tries to find out where a death row inmate has stashed 10,000 dollars, but only the latter’s children know. Once the preacher has served his time, he marries the murderer’s widow.

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Director

Charles Laughton

Production year

1955

Country

US

Original title

The Night of the Hunter

Length

93 min.

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

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Fancy relaxing with a cool drink while enjoying a sultry summer evening and an exceptional film? Well you can, as this year Eye celebrates its 75th anniversary with open-air screenings in the park behind the museum building. This summer at sundown you can see a preview of upcoming Eye programmes such as Cinema Ecologica, Women Make Film and Badlands, as well as the conclusion of Film Noir, during our Sunsets programme.

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