Odd Man Out 1947 PG

1.00PM Mon 15 Oct 2018 (1hr 55mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

A gripping thriller from the director of The Third Man 1949, Odd Man Out finds James Mason as a wounded criminal slinking through the streets of Belfast after a robbery goes disastrously wrong.

Mason’s character is a leader in ‘the Organisation’, an obvious reference to the then-active Irish Republican Army, adding a unique political tinge to proceedings. As he stumbles injured through back alleys, searching for refuge as the British police close in on his trail, he is assisted by a variety of Northern Irish locals in his increasingly tense odyssey. Reed’s sense of place and penchant for filling his frames with abundant shadows make this a darkly lush ode to a Belfast of the past.

CREDITS

116 MINUTES, UNITED KINGDOM, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: CAROL REED / SCRIPTWRITER: FL GREEN, RC SHERRIFF / CAST: JAMES MASON, ROBERT NEWTON, CYRIL CUSACK, WILLIAM HARTNELL / RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP