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4.3
16,982 Ratings

Chinatown

Directed by Roman Polanski
United States, 1974
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

A disarmingly simple task of tracking down an unfaithful husband leads to a web of corruption and deceit for private detective JJ Gittes in 1930s Los Angeles.

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Chinatown Directed by Roman Polanski

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1975 | 10 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1975 | Winner: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Critics reviews

No doubt the plot is an impressive structure. I have to admire its classic counterpoint of chronology and cinematic exposition. Although shown in chronological order, every scene is deep with layers of time. From the first it is effortlessly about the past.
January 01, 2007
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