The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

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Dir. John Cassavetes

USA 1976 | Colour | 109 mins | Cert 15 | Drama

Cast: Ben Gazarra, Seymour Cassel, Gena Rowlands

Despite the supremely suspenseful scene of the title, this compelling noir is less thriller than character study: Ben Gazzara is brilliant as the charismatic LA strip-joint proprietor in debt to gangsters. Partly a self-portrait, the film oozes seedily seductive allure.

– Geoff Andrew

 

 

Available on: DCP, 35mm

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