CharadePG

Directed by Stanley Donen | USA | 1963 | 1h 49m | Starring Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn, Walter Matthau, George Kennedy

After her estranged husband’s murder, a glamorous jet-setter is pursued by three crooks who want the money her husband stole from them. With her life in jeopardy, she turns to charming stranger for help, but soon discovers he isn’t who he claims to be. The best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made, Stanley Donen’s Charade is a delightful mystery that shines with humour, suspense, and style – a glittering emblem of Old Hollywood glamor.

Reviews

‘This absolutely wonderful comedy thriller from Stanley Donen (co-director, with Gene Kelly, of On the Town and Singin’ in the Rain) nearly out-Hitchcocks Hitchcock.’
★★★★★
Tony Sloman, Radio Times

‘Shot by Charles Lang, one of the greatest American cinematographers to ever live, Charade is some sort of miraculous entertainment, self-aware and self-parodying yet never distancing or detached.’
Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine

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Today (Sunday 19th May)

14:45

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20:00

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
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Tomorrow (Monday 20th May)

18:00

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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20:30

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1h 50m | Georgian w/ English subtitles
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