The Killing

The Killing
  • 1956
  • US
  • 1h 23min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards.
  • Phone: 0141 352 4900

Kubrick's partially abstract vision of Jim Thompson's novel creates classic film noir with its perfectly cast and rawly vivid depiction of greed and corruption. An ex-con recruits the help of small time crooks to rob two million from a racetrack, and the tightly structured narrative follows the ensuing chaos as the plan falls apart. Influential heist film, which set Kubrick on the road to greatness.

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Stanley Kubrick & Rainer Werner Fassbinder

5 Mar 2009

This month two monsters of cinema meet in the central belt. As German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s takes over the Glasgow Film Theatre (courtesy of Goethe Institut) with a small selection of his better known films (Fear Eats the Soul, Effi Brest…

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