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895 Ratings

Chimes at Midnight

Campanadas a medianoche

Directed by Orson Welles
France, Spain, 1965
Comedy, Drama, War


The crowning achievement of Orson Welles’s extraordinary cinematic career, Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of the filmmaker’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff, a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles himself.

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Chimes at Midnight Directed by Orson Welles

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1966 | 2 wins including: 20th Anniversary Prize

BAFTA Awards

1968 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

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