Kansas City

Robert Altman, USA 1996, 116’
Short Cuts

On an election weekend in 1934 in Kansas City, a petty thug, Johnny, organizes the robbery of a wealthy businessman. He quickly gets exposed and falls into the hands of an all-powerful gangster. Blondie, Johnny’s wife, does everything she can to save her husband.

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 Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt Jr.
cinematography Oliver Stapleton
editing Geraldine Peroni
music Hal Willner, Steven Bernstein
cast Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy, Dermot Mulroney, Steve Buscemi, Brooke Smith, Jane Adams
producer Robert Altman
production CiBy 2000, Sandcastle 5 Productions
sales MK2
language English
coloration colour
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