Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix Run Time: 117 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1981 Language: French
Starring: Frédéric Andréi, Richard Bohringer, Wilhelmenia Fernandez
In Tribute to Jean-Jacques Beineix
Jules, a young Parisian postman, secretly records a concert performance given by the opera singer Cynthia Hawkins, whom he idolizes. The following day, Jules runs into a woman who is being pursued by armed thugs. Before she is killed, the woman slips an audio cassette into his mail bag… leading to a mix-up, confusion, and a life-or-death struggle for Jules – plus a legendary and still breathtaking chase through the Paris Metro. Don’t miss the chance to see this absolute cult classic that launched the all-too-brief “Cinéma du look” movement in a rare, 35mm screening.
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