Three friends are sent into a midlife tailspin after the untimely death of a close friend
“Few films capture with such life-affirming wonder the despair, hatred, and incomprehension that drives the sexes together and apart” - Richard Brody, New Yorker
Cut down from an unmanageable amount of exposed footage, John Cassavetes’ fifth feature is arguably the most divisive and extreme instance of his fearless improvisational style.
Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara and the director himself play close buddies who, after attending the funeral of their friend, go on a 48-hour bender in New York City before decamping to London for further indulgence.
Discomforting in its depiction of ingrained misogyny and bracingly ramshackle in form, Cassavetes’ expansive follow-up to Faces is brimful with virtuosic acting, raw honesty and telling observation.
- DIRECTOR: John Cassavetes
- Duration: 131 mins
- Country: United States of America
- Language: English, French, Italian & Cantonese with English subtitles
- Date: 1970
- Format: DCP, Colour
- Courtesy: Park Circus
- Source: Park Circus
- Rating: M