The Deer Hunter

  • Dir: Michael Cimino

  • UK/USA, 1978, 183min

  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken

Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for the recently deceased Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter was one of the first films to tackle – and openly condemn – the Vietnam War, and remains a crowning achievement of the New Hollywood era. Anchored by a powerhouse performance from Robert De Niro at the height of his powers, the film follows the plight of three Pennsylvania steelworkers as they are drafted into combat and endure horrific events, both on the battlefield and back home. Notorious for its nerve-shredding scenes of Russian Roulette and bold anti-war sentiment, The Deer Hunter boasts break-out roles for Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken (who also won an Oscar), as well as the final appearance by the great John Cazale.

1979 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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