Robert Altman, USA 1975, 159’
Thieves Like Us Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

A chronicle of four days in the life of America’s country music capital – Nashville. The city draws capricious, often talentless stars, cynical musical producers, politicians seeking support, and above all, famehungry performers ready to agree to any humiliation.

Rafał Syska


Academy Awards, USA 1976 - Best Music, Original Song; BAFTA Awards 1976 - Best Sound Track; Golden Globes, USA 1976 - Best Original Song

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
cinematography Paul Lohmann
editing Dennis M. Hill, Sidney Levin
music Richard Baskin
cast Geraldine Chaplin, Ronee Blakley, Allen Garfield, Karen Black, Lily Tomlin, Ned Beatty, Michael Murphy, Henry Gibson, Barbara Baxley, Dave Peel, Keith Carradine, Allan F. Nicholls, Cristina Raines, Keenan Wynn, Shelley Duvall, David Hayward, Scott Glenn, Bert Remsen
producer Robert Altman
production ABC Entertainment, American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Paramount Pictures
sales Park Circus
language English
coloration colour
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