Archive of films The Deer Hunter / The Deer Hunter

USA / United Kingdom
1978, 182 min

Section: Seven Close Encounters
Year: 2018

Ivan Zachariáš presents

Even 40 years after this intense drama took five Academy Awards including Best Picture, it remains one of the most powerful films made about the Vietnam War. But in fact the director took his own route to making an action spectacular: he devotes only the middle part of his epically complex portrayal to the inferno of war, while the film’s remaining footage is split between the three friends before they are called up to serve in Vietnam and after they return. And the psychological and moral trauma they endure is just as painful as the physical maiming suffered by one of them.


Synopsis

Ivan Zachariáš presents

“I like a lot of movies but I chose The Deer Hunter. The reason might be a little selfish: I’ve never seen it on the big screen and I’d like myself and everyone else to have the experience. I remember the film because of its style, because of how the story is put together, how powerful its war scenes are and also the scenes of helplessness. Last but not least, I admire its portrayal of Pennsylvania’s industrial atmosphere in connection with the brutal transition to the insanity of war.”

Even 40 years after this intense drama took five Oscars including Best Picture, it remains one of the most powerful films made about the Vietnam War. But the director took his own route to making an action spectacular: he devotes only the middle part of his epic portrayal to the war, while the film’s remaining footage is split between the three friends before they are called up to serve in Vietnam and after they return. And the psychological and moral trauma they endure is just as painful as the physical maiming suffered by one of them.

Zdena Škapová

About the director

Michael Cimino (1939, New York City – 2016, Los Angeles). Filmography: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Heaven’s Gate (1980), Year of the Dragon (1985), The Sicilian (1987), Desperate Hours (1990), The Sunchaser (1996)

Contacts

Tamasa Distribution
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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Seven Close Encounters
   
Director: Michael Cimino
Screenplay: Michael Cimino
Dir. of Photography: Vilmos Zsigmond
Music: Stanley Myers
Editor: Peter Zinner
Art Director: Ron Hobbs
Producer: Michael Cimino, Michael Deeley, John Peverall, Barry Spikings
Production: EMI
Cast: Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, John Savage, Christopher Walken, John Cazale
Sales: Tamasa Distribution

Guests

Ivan Zachariáš

Film Director, Film Director

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