Michael Mann / US, 1981 / 123 min.
Michael Mann’s hyperstylised and yet intensely realistic feature film debut captures Chicago in all its gritty neon glory. Thief tells the story of a burglar who specialises in high-end theft, played by the absolutely brilliant James Caan.
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.