Tributes - Retrospectives - Cinema on cinema
| 216 minutes | 1980
Poverty and injustice in a blood-soaked anti-Western that drove a Hollywood studio to bankruptcy. After the success of The Deer Hunter (Oscar for best film) opened Hollywood doors for him, American cinema’s boy wonder ventured into an ambitious epic that became box-office poison and bled the coffers of United Artists dry. Cimino’s devastating anti-Western portrays a cruel, bloodthirsty America where rich landowners use every means possible to take down a handful of disgruntled immigrants.
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