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Sorcerer - Director's Cut

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  • fiction
  • US, MX,
  • 1977 | 121 min. | Colour
  • Language : English | Spanish | French | German |
  • Subtitles :
Cast & Crew
Screenplay
Walon Green
based on a story by Georges Arnaud
Cinematography
Dick Pathé Films
John M. Stephens
Editing
Bud S. Pathe Production Ltd.
Music
Tangerine Dream
Sound
Jean-Luc Ducarme
Cast
Roy Scheider
Bruno Cremer
Francisco Rabal
Amidou
Ramon Bieri
Producer
William Friedkin
Universal Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Film Properties International N.V.
Print Contact
Les Bookmakers
William Friedkin
Filmobiography

1962 The People vs. Paul Crump (TV documentary, first of more than 30 films)

1967 Good Times (first feature)
1968 The Birthday Party
1970 The Boys in the Band
1971 The French Connection (Oscar for Best Director)
1973 The Exorcist
1980 Cruising
1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
1987 Rampage
1997 12 Angry Men (TV movie)
2000 Rules of Engagement
2006 Bug (awarded in Cannes)
2011 Killer Joe (awarded in Venice)

The next film after The Exorcist is one of our Friedkin favourites. Adaptation of The Wages of Fear by French writer Georges Arnaud – which Clouzot had already brought to the screen in 1953 – Sorcerer is a diamond in the rough that had the great misfortune of being released one week after Star Wars I. The making of the film was as insane as its plotline: transporting a cargo of nitroglycerine in the South American jungle.

Special FIFF screening on 27th November at ARENA Cinéma in Fribourg at 20:30: tickets

Retrospective William Friedkin
FROM 19TH AUGUST TO 8TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Cinémas du Grütli, Geneva
Complete programme

FROM 26TH AUGUST TO 30TH OCTOBER 2020
Cinémathèque Suisse
Complete programme

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