The script traces the intertwined stories of 22 Angelinos in a pessimistic diagnosis of an atomized society in which people indulge in falsehood, hypocrisy and indifference. Altman brings together characters, which had not previously met, to create a mosaic structure that highlights the role of chance.
Venice IFF 1993 - FIPRESCI Prize, Golden Lion, Pasinetti Award, Special Volpi Cup; Film Independent Spirit Awards 1994 - Best Feature, Director, Screenplay; Golden Globes, USA 1994 - Special Award
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.
1977 Trzy kobiety / 3 Women
1992 Gracz / The Player
1993 Na skróty / Short Cuts
2001 Gosford Park