28.06. - 06.07.2013.
film program
Soylent Green
Celebrating the 40th anniversary!
1973, 97 min
Richard O. Fleischer
Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors
Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller
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Sinopsis: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Bio: Richard O. Fleischer (December 8, 1916 – March 25, 2006) was a director who worked in virtually all genres and made dozens of movies, including efficient low-budget thrillers and all-star action-adventures. His films share no obvious style or philosophy, except that most were well-made and still hold an audience's attention, even decades after they were made. His best work includes the tense noir “The Narrow Margin with Marie Windsor”, the solemn Pearl Harbor docudrama “Tora! Tora! Tora!”, and several films about killers, including “10 Rillington Place” with Richard Attenborough, The Boston Strangler with Tony Curtis, and “the Leopold & Loeb story Compulsion” with Dean Stockwell and Orson Welles. Fleischer made some imaginative if now-dated science fiction films, including “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” with Kirk Douglas and James Mason, the inner-body epic “Fantastic Voyage” with Raquel Welch, and the doomsday appetite-suppressant “Soylent Green” with Charlton Heston. He also made the overwrought Biblical drama “Barabbas” with Anthony Quinn, the kids' musical “Dr Dolittle” with Rex Harrison, the squeaky-clean adolescent comedy “The Happy Time” with Charles Boyer, and a slave saga some audiences found offensive, “Mandingo”. Fleischer won his only Oscar for a post-WWII documentary he produced but did not direct, “Design for Death” (written by Dr. Seuss and wife). He was retired from the early 1990s to 2006, when he passed away.