Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway in 'Chinatown'. Courtesy Photofest, Orlando Suero
Hour: 7PM

Directed by

Roman Polanski

Screenplay

Roman Polanski
Robert Towne

Cinematographer

John A. Alonzo

Editor

Sam O’Steen

Production Designer

Richard Sylbert

Costume Designer

Anthea Sylbert

Music

Jerry Goldsmith

Sound

Robert Cornett

Main Cast

Jack Nicholson
Faye Dunaway
John Huston
Perry Lopez
John Hillerman
Darrell Zwerling
Diane Ladd
Roy Jenson
Roman Polanski
Cecil Elliott
Bruce Glover
Joe Mantell

Production

Paramount Pictures, Penthouse, Long Road Productions

USA
1974
130’
35mm, COL. (DCP)

Language

Original English language version with Italian subtitles

World Sales

Park Circus Limited

Synopsis

The lady Evelyn Mulwray hires private eye Jake Gittes to follow her husband, Hollis Mulwray, an engineer with the water department. After having caught and photographed the man together with a girl, Gittes is contacted by the real Mrs. Mulwray and realizes he’s been duped. Soon thereafter Hollis is discovered drowned in a fresh water reservoir. Suspecting murder, Gittes begins investigating the death on his own and discovers that Hollis fought the construction of a dam in that valley and the speculative building practices of his ex-partner Noah Cross, who is Evelyn’s father. After sneaking into the water facility to snoop around, Gittes is beaten by a bunch of thugs and has to run into Evelyn’s arms in order to escape, even though he is suspicious of her, too. He forces her to tell him the truth about her husband’s lover and uncovers a shady tale of incest.

booking info

Admission is free. Booking is required by calling +39 02 56 66 26 13,
every day from noon to 5pm. A maximum of 2 seats per screening can be reserved. Bookings can only be made for the current week. It is not possible to choose your seats, which are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Admission tickets must be collected at the reception desk of the Nord gallery within 15 minutes from the beginning of the first, second or third scheduled screening.