ACROSS 110TH STREET
1972, Park Circus, 102 min, USA, Dir: Barry Shear

Hoods grab $300,000 from the Mafia and ignite a gang war in New York. Starring Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto, with a killer theme song by Bobby Womack.


THE ITALIAN CONNECTION
LA MALA ORDINA
1972, RaroVideo, 92 min, Italy, Dir: Fernando Di Leo

NYC mob boss Cyril Cusack dispatches two emotionally dead hitmen (Henry Silva and Woody Strode) to Milan to execute a small time pimp (Mario Adorf, THE TIN DRUM) for allegedly absconding with a valuable drug shipment. The only problem is Adorf is a scapegoat for the real guilty party. So flee he does in the relentless remainder of the saga, including one of the most heartpounding, grueling foot pursuits ever committed to celluloid, all culminating in a brutal confrontation in an auto graveyard. “THE ITALIAN CONNECTION is a work of genius… The two killers in [the film] inspired me to conceive of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield for PULP FICTION.” - Quentin Tarantino. In Italian with English subtitles.


BULLHEAD
RUNDSKOP
2011, Kinepolis Film Distribution, 124 min, Belguim, Dir: Michael R. Roksam

A major box-office success in Belgium as well as an official selection of the Berlinale 2011, first-time writer-director Michael R. Roksam's "crossbreed of hormone-mafia thriller and intense character study... [and] rural potboiler" (Variety) follows bulky, brawny cattle worker Jacky (Matthias Schoenaerts in a powerhouse performance), who becomes embroiled in a lethal web opposite hormone trafficking gangsters when an unscrupulous veterinarian (Sam Louwyk) tries to convince Jacky to get involved in an illegal business scheme. BULLHEAD won the New Auteurs Audience Award at AFI Fest 2011, and lead actor Matthias Schoenaerts won the New Auteurs Acting Award Prize.

"Matthias Schoenaert's raging bull is a standout performance...His head bowed low, always ready for a fight, Schoenaerts glares at the world from under his brow, making Jacky's vulnerability as palpable as his tremendous capacity for violence." - The Hollywood Reporter


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