Chinatown

Chinatown

Jake (Jack Nicholson) has his normal routine of matrimonial surveillance for divorce cases, making a comfortable living out of other’s misfortunes. Until one case drags him into murder, corruption and high-stakes wrangling to control Los Angeles’ water supply. With the sharpest script of his career (courtesy of Robert Towne) and a gifted cast and crew, Polanski turns in his masterpiece, with one of the most searing and downbeat endings in Hollywood.

WINNER: Oscar (Best writing/ screenplay) and three BAFTAS.

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

 

Chinatown

  • Director: Roman Polanski
  • Year: 1974
  • Run Time: 130 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: M