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The wild bunch

The Wild Bunch

Sam Peckinpah / US, 1969 / 145 min.

Sam Peckinpah’s unembellished vision of the dramatic changes in the Old West is one of the ten favourite films of Michael Mann, to whom Eye is currently devoting a film programme. 

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Michael Mann speaking to BFI about The Wild Bunch:

“No other picture captures the poignancy of “the last of”, a fin de siècle sense of the West, of ageing, of the pathos of twilight."

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Director

Sam Peckinpah

Production year

1969

Country

US

Original title

The Wild Bunch

Length

145 min.

Language

English

Format

DCP

Part of

Michael Mann

Film auteur Michael Mann (1943) directed his first feature film The Jericho Mile thirty years ago. High time to offer a comprehensive retrospective of the eleven films he made for the cinema and his two TV films. Plus of course, episodes of TV series directed, written or produced by Mann, including the influential Miami Vice.

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