The Godfather (15)

Wednesday 06 November 2019
7:30pm - 10:25pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino
Country: USA
Language: English

The Godfather is an absolute delight from its birth to its death, from the pastel images of a grainy America of the past, the stunning performances of Al Pacino and Marlon Brando, to the emotive work of composer Nino Rota. It’s truly the magnum opus of director Francis Ford Coppola. When the patriarch of an Italian-American organised crime family, Vito Corleone barely escapes an attempt on his life, his son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge. To this day the film has refused to let any of its originality and perfection slip, but continues to hold up as what many film critics argue is the best film ever made.