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202 Ratings

The Landlord

Directed by Hal Ashby
United States, 1970
Comedy, Drama


At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders “runs away” from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn with the intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat.

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The Landlord Directed by Hal Ashby

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1971 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

BAFTA Awards

1972 | Nominee: UN Award

Golden Globes (USA)

1971 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture

Critics reviews

The seeds of Ashby’s soon-to-be trademark countercultural vibe are evident in the restless formal play, ‘groovy’ production design and music, and further augmented by Gordon Willis’ blissfully gauzy cinematography.
February 18, 2015
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I don’t want to tell you much about it. Discover it the way I did: Just see it. It contains all the gentleness, eccentric rhythms, oddball humor, brilliant editing, and deep humanism that mark [Ashby’s]other films, and like his other films, it’s utterly unique.
July 20, 2008
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