Faculty Films newsletter : Midnight Express (1978)

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  • Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 16:46:32 +0200 (CEST)

Hello everybody!

This Tuesday Faculty Films is showing "Midnight Express"(1978).

Billy Hayes is a American teen caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of
Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing
him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for
release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American
government, or the "Midnight Express".

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2878734617/

Midnight Express is a 1978 American film directed by Alan Parker. It is
based on Billy Hayes' book, also titled :Midnight Express?, that was
adapted into the screenplay by Oliver Stone. The film has won two Oscars
and numerous other awards despite its controversial portray of Turkish
people for which both Oliver Stone and Billy Hayes expressed their regrets
afterwards. Nevertheless it still is regarded as a masterpiece of its time
by both its critics and the international film community.

Language: English
Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Length: 121 minutes

Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077928/

See you this Tuesday evening the 26th of October! :))))

Cultural Centre, Mekelweg 10, Delft at 21:00!

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