Robert Altman, USA 1970, 116’
Brewster McCloud McCabe and Mrs. Miller

Three new surgeons, Hawkeye, Duke and Trapper John, arrive at a field hospital near the front during the Korean War. They share a gallows sense of humor and a distaste for military procedures, all of which helps them survive in the midst of a bloody conflict.

Rafał Syska


Academy Awards, USA 1971 - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium; Cannes IFF 1970 - Palme d'Or; Golden Globes, USA 1971 - Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical; BAFTA Awards 1971 - UN Award

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 Ring Lardner Jr. (based on the novel by Richard Hooker)
cinematography Harold E. Stine
editing Danford B. Greene
music Johnny Mandel
cast Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Roger Bowen, René Auberjonois
producer Ingo Preminger
production Aspen Productions, Ingo Preminger Productions
sales Park Circus
language English, Japanese, Korean
coloration colour
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