War as seen by Robert Aldrich
de 21h15 à 23h30
Film length : 144 min
Language(s) : English, French Subtitles
Format : DCP
Genre : Fiction
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Charles Durning, Melvyn Douglas
Sunday, 16 November 1981 promised to be a quiet day for David Stevens. But the US president was unaware that at that very moment, escaped prisoners were breaking into a military base in Montana in order to gain control of nine nuclear missiles.
A rare and spectacular thriller with a reputation as a polemic work, Twilight’s Last Gleaming is the last of Robert Aldrich’s films. With its characteristic brute force of provocation, the director of Kiss Me Deadly paints a bleak picture of the inner workings of politics and describes a world on the brink of implosion, straddling the end of the Cold War and the era of presidential scandals.