Pulp Fiction (18) - Matinee

Saturday 09 December 2017
3:30pm - 6:30pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium
A pair of ice-cold hitmen, a gangster's wife, a boxer on the run, a coffee shop hold-up and a mysterious briefcase intertwine. Part of the Film Unit Autumn Programme.

Director: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis Country: USA Note: This screening will be subtitled for the Hard of Hearing. A mosaic of intertwining stories, Quentin Tarantino’s violent epic needs no further introduction as it comfortably settled in film history as a cult-classic. Following two mob hitmen discussing life, massages and hamburgers, a couple trying to rob a diner, the careless and cool wife of a gangster and a boxer winning when he shouldn’t have, the sprawling story shifts into high gear from the beginning and takes no breather. Tarantino’s style can be fully witnessed in the spectacle that Pulp Fiction is, full of: pop-culture references, exquisite turns of phrases from characters in love with words, extreme situations, over-the-top violence and dark humour. Each of the characters ends up meeting the others in a non-linear story while being stuck into a cycle of violence, a mishmash of reimagined scenes from classic genre films.