Archive of films Highlander / Highlander

United Kingdom / USA
1986, 116 min

Section: Midnight Screenings
Year: 2018

They come from the dawn of time, quietly traversing the centuries. They live among us, fighting and falling in love. Connor MacLeod, immortal, was born in the Scottish Highlands in the 16th century. Only another immortal can kill him. He and his challenger are battling their way to a final encounter. In the end only one can remain.


“No one has ever known we were among you.” Immortal warriors making their way through history to prepare for a fateful duel – this original premise quickly gave rise to several movie sequels and television series, but the pivotal work is still the first Highlander from 1986. Christopher Lambert’s seductive good looks and Sean Connery’s aristocratic charisma are now legendary, as is the central song by Queen, specially composed for the film. Lambert’s character dashes through New York in a trench coat armed with a Japanese sword, while Connery’s character dashes through the past on a beautiful steed, speaking in an implausible Spanish accent. What more could you want from the big screen? Perhaps only the diabolical Kurgan, who’s been hot on their heels for centuries. Only one can remain. Will it be Connor MacLeod?

Nikola Paggio

About the director

Russell Mulcahy (b. 1953, Melbourne, Australia). Selected filmography: Highlander (1986), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), The Real McCoy (1993), Resurrection (1999), Swimming Upstream (2003), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Prayers for Bobby (2009)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Midnight Screenings
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Screenplay: Gregory Widen, Peter Bellwood, Larry Ferguson
Dir. of Photography: Gerry Fisher
Music: Michael Kamen
Editor: Peter Honess
Art Director: Martin Atkinson, Tim Hutchinson
Producer: Peter S. Davis, William N. Panzer
Production: Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, Highlander Productions Limited, Davis-Panzer Productions
Cast: Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown, Sean Connery, Beatie Edney
Sales: Tamasa Distribution

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