The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
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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