Agenda Municipal / Movies The Criminal

Thu 25 Nov
Cineclube de Joane programme (There are no Cinephiles left?! -, Losey, the exiled)

Casa das Artes | Small Auditorium - 21h45
Entry: 4 euros | Free for members of the Cineclube de Joane | Country: Great Britain, 1960 | Directed by: Joseph Losey | Cast: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan, Margit Saad | Rating: M/12 | Duration: 95 min

Johnny Bannion (Stanley Baker) is a notorious criminal who plans to celebrate his release from jail with a grand robbery at a racetrack. However, times have changed and Johnny's status in the criminal underworld is not enough to prevent his return to prison. Released in the US under the title Concrete Jungle, the film draws a violent and bold portrait of the British prison system, thus enshrining the political nature of Losey's cinema. The wit of his social commentary is here accompanied by a singular visual style that has consolidated the interest of the European and in particular the French, cinematic milieu in the work of the American filmmaker.

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