Film still from <em>The Manchurian Candidate</em>

Film still from The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

Paranoia Film Series
  • Thu 22 Oct 2020
  • 7—9:05PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: PG
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking recommended
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A classic blend of satire and political thriller that was uncomfortably prescient in its own time, The Manchurian Candidate remains distressingly relevant today.

Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra), finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with fellow soldier Allen Melvin (James Edwards), races to uncover a terrible plot.

"Chilling in the extreme, The Manchurian Candidate set the standard for cinematic paranoid thrillers and stands as the quintessential John Frankenheimer film." - Groucho Reviews

US | 1962 | 121 min | Dir. John Frankenheimer

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