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One of the milestone of (not only) British comedy cinema, on an excellent blu ray. A genius film from Fish called Wanda Director
4 October 2015
AN unstoppable and genius old classic comedy from legendary Ealing Studios (that brought us stuff like Lady Killers and Dead of Night): some of their films became the prototypes for specific subgenre and will have a big influence on international cinema since then.
This one is by Charles Chricton, who will direct A Fish Called Wanda almmost 40 years later, and is a crazy and somehow dark comedy about cheating, gambling and the thin line between innocence and crime, set between england and france, frantically back and forth and constantly on-the-run.
A perfectly oiled plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat to see who is going to make it and how they are going to get away with their hoax.
Starring A young and already fabulous Alec Guinnes and a bunch of fantastic supporting actors.
The blu ray presents an excellent HD transfer with some interesting extra (from a fantastic interview to the author of the story to an introduction by Martin Scorsese).