The Italian Job 1969 PG

12.40PM Sat 18 Jun 2022 (1hr 39mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘In 1969, England were still football world champions and London was pop-culture’s global nerve centre. If there’s one film that captures that moment of self-confidence it’s this light-hearted caper, in which the English criminal fraternity seeks to whisk millions in gold out of Turin and out of the grasp of their Mafia rivals – a feat to be achieved by red, white and blue-coded Mini Coopers driving rings round their pursuers.

Peter Collinson’s direction and the Rémy Julienne stunt team slot everything together with absolute precision, and Michael Caine is an assured lead. Yet the key to the film’s entertainment value is its refusal to take itself at all seriously, undercutting potential flag-waving with utter camp from Noël Coward’s monarchy-loving criminal mastermind – and a nicely balanced ending.’ British Film Institute

PG | The content is mild in impact

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 99 MINUTES, UK, USA ITALY, ENGLISH, ITALIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: PETER COLLINSON / SCRIPT: TROY KENNEDY MARTIN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DOUGLAS SLOCOMBE / EDITOR: JOHN TRUMPER / CAST: MICHAEL CAINE, MAGGIE BLYE, NOËL COWARD / PRINT SOURCE: PARK CIRCUS / RIGHTS: PARAMOUNT PICTURES / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP