That Cold Day in the Park

Robert Altman, USA, Canada 1969, 103’

Wealthy and lonely Frances meets a young hippie. On a rainy evening, she invites him to her luxurious apartment, takes care of him, showers him with gifts and all but imprisons him. But the young man takes control, plays her game of appearances, all of which leads to tragedy.

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 Gillian Freeman (na podst. powieści/based on "That Cold Day in the Park" by Peter Miles)
cinematography László Kovács
editing Danford B. Greene
music Johnny Mandel
cast Sandy Dennis, Michael Burns, Susanne Benton, David Garfield, Luana Anders
producer Donald Factor, Leon Mirell
production Commonwealth United Entertainment
sales George Litto Enterprises, Inc.
language English
coloration colour
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