Robert Altman, USA 1980, 105’
Old Boyfriends The Player

A health-food conference is being held in a Florida luxury hotel. The conference is set to culminate in the election of their new chairman. HealtH has become an ironic summary of the era of counterculture and a foreshadowing of a new decade of neoconservatism.

Rafał Syska

Robert Altman

Distinguished director, screenwriter and producer Robert Altman was born in 1925 and died in 2006 having made several dozen cinema and television films. The breakthrough in his career came with the anti-war satire MASH, in which he presented a community in typical Altman style that characterises his very best work – based on episodic narration and innovative montage of image and sound. Altman often uses irony to show how society’s traditional roles, social conventions and cultural myths condition people.

Selected filmography

1970 MASH

1975 Nashville

1977 Trzy kobiety / 3 Women

1992 Gracz / The Player

1993 Na skróty / Short Cuts

2001 Gosford Park

Cast & Crew

director Robert Altman
screenplay Frank Barhydt, Robert Altman, Paul Dooley
cinematography Edmond L. Koons
editing Tony Lombardo, Dennis M. Hill, Tom Benko
music Joseph Byrd
cast Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Dick Cavett, Paul Dooley, Donald Moffat, Henry Gibson, Dinah Shore
producer Robert Altman
production Lion's Gate Films, Twentieth Century Fox
sales Park Circus
language English
coloration colour
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