Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Sexy Beast

Sunday, 10 July

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Sexy Beast

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Sexy Beast *  2000 * Directed by Jonathan Glazer * 89 minutes * In English with English subtitles
doors open at 20:30, film starts at 21:00.

The director of this film Jonathan Glazer says that he based it upon an old Greek myth about a man who thought he was happy and the Gods sent him the unhappiest man on earth. That seems to be a good way to look at this wild story about a British gangster (Ray Winstone) who wants nothing more than retire and enjoy his wealth. He lounges at his villa on Costa del Sol, with not a care in the world, until his Mediterranean paradise is interrupted by Logan (Ben Kingsley), who wants him to be involved in a London heist and won't take no for am answer. That's the volatile set-up for this raw drama that explodes into surreal proportions.

Especially Ben Kingsley's infamous character, as a goateed, shaved-headed pit bull of a gangster is a classic, and its a direct contrast to his earlier academy award winning incarnation of Gandhi. In fact in this film he plays a kind of anti-Gandhi....a pushy gangster type which you will never forget. Director Glazer is best known for his inventive video work for bands like Massive Attack and Radiohead, and here he takes cinema head-on in this "high-voltage crime thriller that crackles with chilling style and wit."

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 10 July, 2022 - 21:00


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Train station Amsterdam Muiderpoort, 10 minutes walk --- Metro station Wibaustraat, 15 minutes walk --- Tram 19 or Bus 41, Bus/tramhalte: Oostpoort, 1 minute walk


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