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.