The Noose

Unclassified 18+
Wojciech Has, 96 mins, Poland, 1958, 35mm, B&W, Polish with English subtitles. Source: Filmoteka Narodowa.

The Noose
The Noose
After 10 years as a maker of short fiction, documentary and science films, Has found immediate success with his first feature, which covers a day in the life of an alcoholic.

Adapted from a story by Marek Hlasko, the film initiates Has' recurrent obsession with the detailed odyssey of a character over a distinct passage of time.

Nick Roddick called the potent climactic scene "one of the most convincing portrayals of alcoholic abandon ever filmed", and argued that this film, alongside The Saragossa Manuscript and The Hourglass Sanatorium, "confirms Has's status as a neglected master".


Wed 14 Nov 2012, 8.50pm

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