Retrospektive 2013

The King of Comedy

Martin Scorsese
USA 1983
109 min

Does Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) appeal deplorable, frightening or just unbearably ridiculous? In any case, the self-proclaimed “King of Comedy”, rehearsing in his home basement in front of fake audience and laughter on tape, lost any sense of reality. The cancellation of his idol Jerry Langford (played by an impressive authentic Lewis) “forces” him to kidnap him and blackmail the TV Station to get on air at prime time - with success, as probably only cynics of show business might expect.

  • Robert De Niro - Michael
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Diahnne Abbott
  • Sandra Bernhard
  • Shelley Hack
  • Ed Herlihy
  • Paul D. Zimmerman
  • Fred Schuler
  • Frank Warner
  • Rebecca Einfeld
  • Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Mark Del Costello
  • Lawrence Miller
  • Edward Pisoni
  • Richard Bruno
  • Arnon Milchan
Embassy International Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
35 mm
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