Atlantic City (1980)

LOUIS MALLE

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 .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1981. Boston Film Critics Awards 1981.   Golden Globe Awards 1981National 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 (). 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.

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