The Player

Robert Altman, USA 1992, 120’
HealtH Short Cuts

Young and hip Hollywood producer Griffin Mill gets into trouble and gets blackmailed by a writer hurt by his lack of interest. When Griffin kills him, the plot thickens akin to one of his movies.

Rafał Syska


BAFTA Awards 1993 - Best Screenplay - Adapted, Direction; Cannes IFF 1992 - Best Director, Actor; Film Independent Spirit Awards 1993 - Best Feature

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 Michael Tolkin
cinematography Jean Lépine
editing Geraldine Peroni, Maysie Hoy
music Thomas Newman
cast Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Cynthia Stevenson, Brion James, Dina Merrill, Peter Gallagher, Randall Batinkoff, Fred Ward, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sydney Pollack, Dean Stockwell, Richard E. Grant, Michael Tolkin, Whoopi Goldberg, Lyle Lovett
producer David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler
production Avenue Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Addis Wechsler Pictures, Guild
sales Daro/Avenue Pictures
language English
coloration colour
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