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UK, 1949 (MIFF 2011, Adrian Wootton)

Director: Carol Reed

Consistently ranked as a masterpiece for its cinematography, visual language, performances, and musical score, The Third Man tells a compelling tale of betrayal and corruption in post-WW2 occupied Vienna.

Writer Holly Martens, in Vienna seeking an old friend, is shocked at the news of his friend's sudden death, but the more he investigates, the darker the truth seems.

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Italy, 1950
"Sunday in August", which could be called an Italian equivalent of an early film of Carol Reed, "Bank Holiday", is useful for drawing a distinction between French and Italian cinema. The glory of the… More »

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