Auteur Origins: Goodfellas & The Departed - Double Bill
The second in a new series titled Auteur Origins, enjoy witnessing the journey of master directors from their early work to their masterpieces within the casual atmosphere of Bennigan’s Bar
Follows the true life story of Henry Hill’s fulfilment of his childhood dream to become a gangster. It covers his rise and fall within an Italian American crime syndicate.
USA. Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino. Duration: 2hrs 28mins. Cert 18. Language: English, Italian.
“This is Scorsese at the very height of his powers, orchestrating storytelling with a dynamic urgency and a bravura use of camera, music and outstanding performers.”
- Allan Hunter, Daily Express
An undercover cop acts as a mole for the Boston Police Department as he infiltrates an Irish criminal gang and becomes close to a dangerous crime boss. Departed is the film that finally got the Academy to recognise Scorsese’s numerous filmmaking achievements.
USA, Hong Kong. Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg. Duration: 2hrs 31 mins. Cert 18. Language: English, Cantonese
“Martin Scorsese proves once again that he’s the master of urban storytelling – and of thrillingly violent filmmaking.”
- Roberto Sadovski, Empire