V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Get Carter

V' 12

Get Carter

Mike Hodges
GB, 1971
112min, OmdU

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Get Carter

Mike Hodges
GB, 1971
, 112min, OmdU

Actors: 
Michael Caine
Jack Carter
Ian Hendry
Eric Paice
Britt Ekland
Anna
John Osborne
Cyril Kinnear
Tony Beckley
Peter
George Sewell
Con McCarty
Rosemarie Dunham
Edna
Screenplay: 
Mike Hodges nach der Vorlage «Jack’s Return Home» von Ted Lewis
Sound: 
Chris Wangler
Camera: 
Wolf Suschitzky
Editor: 
John Trumper
Composer: 
Roy Budd
Decoration: 
Assheton Gorton
Costume: 
Vangie Harrison

Production: 
MGM British Studios
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Jack Carter is a London gangster who comes to Newcastle to avenge his brother’s death, and by going against the Newcastle mob, he loses his underworld immunity. He moves through a world of workingclass pubs, boardinghouses managed by sad-eyed and warm-voiced widows and off-track betting parlors. This sort of proletarian detail is unusual in a British detective movie. Usually we get all flash and no humanity, lots of fancy camera tricks but no feel for the criminal strata of society. GET CARTER has the sure feel for the underbelly of society, like the good american detective novelists have always had. The character created by Caine is particularly interesting. he’s tough and ruthless, but very quiet and charged with a terrible irony. An early scene at a racetrack, where he quizzes a chauffeur hiding behind blank dark glasses, is as good a Caine scene as anything since he found the girl in his apartment in THE IPCRESS FILE. (Roger Ebert)

Online there are NO tickets for sale for the gala evening on November 3, 9:o0 p.m. at the Künstlerhaus.

In the presence of Wolf Suschitzky.

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