Sunday, 17 April 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 125: Wed May 4

Thief (Mann, 1981): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm


Time Out review:
A silently professional night-time jewel robbery, reduced to near-abstract essentials and paced by a Tangerine Dream score, sets the electric tone for Michael Mann's fine follow-up to The Jericho Mile: a philosophical thriller filled with modernist cool. Caan's the thief, contradictorily building and risking a future mapped out as meticulously as any of his lucrative hi-tech jobs; testing his emotional and criminal independence to the limits; eventually recognising that he's either exercising or exorcising a death wish.
Paul Taylor

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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