Chinatown

  • Dir: Roman Polanski

  • USA, 1974, 130min, DCP

  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

How can we punish the bad and reward the good if we cannot even figure out who they are? At first, we follow the iconic noir detective “Jake” Gittes, powerfully incarnated by Jack Nicholson, into an apparently banal case of a possibly unfaithful city inspector. Yet, we soon find ourselves chasing Jake through strata of duplicity and corruption that threaten the future of millions in an expanding Los Angeles. And we burrow into a twisted maze of family and love, with an enigmatic Faye Dunaway – and a more mysterious John Huston. Chinatown enthralls us with its ambience, its acting and its dark secrets to the very end. And beckons us to enjoy the journey once again.

1975 Academy Awards, Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
1975 Golden Globe Awards, Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director, Best Actor and Best Screenplay

4.11.2018(SUN): Post-screening talk with Long Tin

Screening:

Note

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