Mean Streets

  • Dir: Martin Scorsese

  • USA, 1973, English, 110 min, 35mm

  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval

“You don’t make up for your sins at church, you do it on the streets”. So begins Martin Scorsese’s semi-autobiographical breakthrough, in which unknown performers Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro explode onto the screen as a pair of young punks growing up in New York City’s Little Italy. From its inventive camerawork and jukebox soundtrack, to its compassionate portrayal of gangsters and lowlifes, this I Vitelloni -inspired classic set the tone for Scorsese’s entire career, and remains as fresh and electrifying today as it did almost 50 years ago.

USA National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor

11/22 (Sun): Film talk with Fung Ka-ming



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