Thieves Like Us

Robert Altman, USA 1974, 123’
McCabe and Mrs. Miller Nashville

Three gangsters, T-Dub, Chicamaw and Bowie, escape from prison in Great Depression-era Mississippi. They decide to live by robbing provincial banks and find refuge with Mattie, who knows that men’s immaturity always ends tragically.

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 Joan Tewkesbury, Robert Altman, Calder Willingham (based on a novel by Edward Anderson)
cinematography Jean Boffety
editing Lou Lombardo
cast Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Louise Fletcher, Ann Latham, Tom Skerritt, Al Scott, John Roper, Mary Waits, Rodney Lee Jr.
producer Jerry Bick
production George Litto Productions, Jerry Bick
sales Park Circus
language English
coloration colour
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