Charles Chaplin's retrospective

The Great Dictator

Film info

  • Country:SAD
  • Director:Charles Chaplin
  • Year:1940
  • Duration:126'
  • Actors:Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Storyline

During the First World War in Tomainia, after the crash of his plane mobilized barber lost his memory and is put in a mental hospital. Released after dictator Hinkel came to power, he returns to his old job. While unemploymend and poverty are spread all over Tomainia, Hinkel's opponents are ending up in concentration camps. Later, dictator's subjects destroy the barber shop and the barber ends up in camp as well. However, he manages to escape and is mistaken for dictator itself because of his physical similarity which he uses to hold a pacifist speech.

About the director

Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in Walworth, London, England on April 16, 1889. Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk. Chaplin began his official acting career at the age of eight, touring with the Eight Lancashire Lads. At age 18, he began touring with Fred Karno's vaudeville troupe, joining them on the troupe's 1910 United States tour. In 1972, he was honored with an Academy Award for his "incalculable effect in making motion pictures the art form of the century." Six of Chaplin's films have been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry „for their cultural, historical and aesthetical significant“. Charlie Chaplin was considered one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of American cinema, whose movies were and still are popular throughout the world.

Screening schedule

  • 26.08.2018.

    Borovo theatre

    15:00h

Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

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