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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

Mean Streets

Fortnight 1974, Feature film, 1h50

Synopsis

MEAN STREETS, qui a pour décor la petite Italie de New-York, est un mélodrame à la fois rude, drôle et vivant où 4 jeunes types battent la semelle en attendant de décrocher le gros lot. Le film à demi-autobiographique de Martin Scorsese, traite d’amitié, d’amour, d’honneur et d’ambition, tout en observant de près le mode de vie de la seconde génération d’Italiens qui ont grandi dans le monde clos du « Lower East Side » New-Yorkais.
MARTIN SCORSESE

Director

Martin Scorsese

Born in 1942 in Flushing, New York from parents of Sicilian descent, he grew up in NY’s Little Italy which inspired him a lot in his films. Intending at first to live a religious life, he goes to the seminary in 1956, but, expelled a year later, he goes to New York University in 1960 where he attends cinema courses. Professor in this same university fron 1968 to 1970, he already directed his first short films and directs his first long feature in 1969, « Who’s that knocking at my door? », while working that same year as assistant director and editor on « Woodstock ».

Amy Robinson
Cesare Danova
David Proval
Harvey Keitel
Richard Romanus
Robert de Niro

Screenplay
Martin Scorsese

Image
Kent Wakeford

Production : TPS PRODUCTIONS (Jonathan Taplin)