The Deer Hunter

Dir: Michael Cimino
Cast: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale
183mins   1978   USA   18   English   

Digitally restored, with live introduction by Robert Senior

Part of our four-part film series Heart of Madness: Vietnam Fifty Years On. The Deer Hunter moves from the steel mills outside of Pittsburgh to the mountains of Pennsylvania to the jungles of Vietnam, as it explores the upheaval faced by a tight-knit group of Russian Americans when three of their number enlist to serve in Vietnam.

'The Deer Hunter is a rich and powerful picture that without a trace of patronisation or the slightest touch of cultural superiority, speaks eloquently for the inarticulate' - Philip French, The Observer


Mon 9 July