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A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment in this psychological thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Straw Dogs is a viscerally impactful adaptation of Gordon Williams’ novel ‘The Siege of Trencher’s Farm’ that stars Dustin Hoffman and Susan George.
WINNER – Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1971, Best Director
NOMINEE – Academy Awards 1972, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
NOMINEE – Fotogramas de Plata 1972, Best Foreign Movie Performer
"A taut drama with great performances and a recipe for action and tension that modern-day thrillers could learn from."
- Movie Metropolis
"I can think of no other film which screws violence up into so tight a knot of terror that one begins to feel that civilisation is crumbling before one's eyes."
- Sight & Sound
"The questions it raises about sexual consent, masculinity, and humanity's penchant for violence are as urgent today as they were in 1971."
- Scene Stealers
Wednesday 3rd November
Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan
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