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Nightmare Alley

MA15+ 150 MIN
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Synopsis

Nightmare Alley, adapted from the 1946 novel of the same name by William Linday Gresham, is Academy Award-winner Guillermo Del Toro’s (The Shape of Water) take on the classic noir-thriller. The film stars Bradley Cooper as a corrupt former Carnival worker, who becomes a nightclub entertainer and master manipulator. Using Carnival mind-reading tricks and charm, Cooper’s character Swanton Carlisle swindles millionaires out of money. Carlisle’s act is thrown into a lurch when he meets Dr Lilith Ritter, Cate Blanchett, an unsavoury psychiatrist initially intent on exposing his secrets and con-work – eventually becoming embroiled in his schemes.

Del Toro has assembled a star-studded cast including Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Rooney Mara, Holt McCallany, Clifton Collins Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn.

Deception and darkness is at the heart of Nightmare Alley, however the film does not feature monsters or ghouls; the only monsters in this film are human beings – glamourous, elegant and alluring in their malevolence.

Awards

4 x 2022 Academy Award® Nominee:

BEST PICTURE 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Movie Information

Release date

Thursday 20th January

Duration

150 min

Rating

MA15+

Cast

Willem Dafoe, Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Cooper, David Strathairn, Ron Perlman

Director

Guillermo del Toro

Genre

Drama

Participating Cinemas

Pentridge Cinema, Palace Balwyn, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, The Kino, Palace Westgarth, Palace Norton Street, Palace Central, Palace Verona, Palace Byron Bay, Palace James St, Palace Barracks, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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