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High Noon (VOA)
Main screening room
August 6th, 2022
85 min
The essentials

Making lists is an activity moviegoers are fond of. Every year, the same ritual: compilation of the ten best films, with comparative analyses, debates, heated discussions. But what about the ultimate list of the most outstanding films in the history of cinema? That is to say, those films that must be seen, those that have forever transformed the art of cinema, but also our way of seeing a culture, of understanding the world as well as our own lives? This program aims to tackle this challenge with nearly eighty films, produced between 1916 and 1960, while waiting for your lists!

High Noon
Directed by
Fred Zinnemann
English version
Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges
85 min
Drama, western

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

High Noon

Fred Zinnemann

Alfred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 – March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-born American film director. He won four Academy Awards for directing and producing films in various genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir and play adaptations. He made 25 feature films during his 50-year career. He was among the first directors to insist on using authentic locations and for mixing stars with civilians to give his films more realism. Within the film industry, he was considered a maverick for taking risks and thereby creating unique films, with many of his stories being dramas about lone and principled individuals tested by tragic events. (Wikipedia)


The Immigrant Who Directed The American Classic 'High Noon'

High Noon, starring Gary Cooper, is a classic American movie. As a Western that tells the story of an individual standing up for his beliefs, it would be difficult to find a more American film. And it was directed by an immigrant...

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