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January 14-20 2019

Program 2019

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Holly Martins, an out-of-work American pulp novelist, travels to post-war Vienna to visit his old school friend Harry Lime, only to find that his friend has died under mysterious circumstances in a traffic accident. Disappointed by the police’s investigation and suspicious of Lime’s friends and associates, Martins sets out to prove that Lime’s death actually was murder. But shadowy, occupied postwar Vienna is a dangerous and morally muddled place of black-market opportunism, deceit and paranoia, where nothing is what it seems.

A tale of cynicism and moral corruption written by Graham Greene, THE THIRD MAN is a classic and visually stunning British noir, featuring Orson Welles in one of his most memorable roles. With its unique, expressionist visuals, accompanied by a jangly, electrifying instrumental zither score, THE THIRD MAN is an atmospheric masterpiece, widely seen as a classic of British cinema.

The screening will be preceded by a short introduction by the Norwegian Federation of Film Societies.

Orginal title: 
THE THIRD MAN
Director: 
Carol Reed
Screenplay: 
Graham Greene, Orson Welles, Alexander Korda, Carol Reed
Photography: 
Robert Krasker
Actors: 
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee, Ernst Deutsch
Run time: 
1 hour 45 min
Year: 
1949
Country: 
UK
Dialogue: 
English, German, Russian
Subtitles: 
None, English
Producer: 
Carol Reed, Alexander Korda, David O. Selznick
Sales: 
Tamasa Distribution
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

CAROL REED (1906-1976) was born in south-west London. He made a late transition to film after a career as a stage actor and director. His career spans a number of films, but he is best known for THE THIRD MAN, which topped a 1999 BFI poll of the greatest British Films of all time. His 1968 film OLIVER! won him the Academy Award for Best Director.