Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.
Canada/France, 1980. International Cinema Corporation, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Cine-Neighbor, Selta Films, Famous Players Limited. Screenplay by John Guare. Cinematography by Richard Ciupka. Produced by Denis Heroux, John Kemeny. Music by Michel Legrand. Production Design by Anne Pritchard. Costume Design by Francois Barbeau. Film Editing by Suzanne Baron. Academy Awards 1981. Boston Film Critics Awards 1981. Golden Globe Awards 1981. National Board of Review Awards 1981. New York Film Critics Awards 1981.
Excellent drama directed by Louis Malle, in which Burt Lancaster plays a petty criminal who gets caught up with Susan Sarandon in a crooked drug deal orchestrated by her husband (Robert Joy). Great photography, thirties-style gangster characters and an excellent script by playwright John Guare make for fantastic entertainment, and one of the best films of its year.