The King of Comedy

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Director(s)Martin Scorsese
Writer(s)Paul D. Zimmerman
Running Time1HR 49MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Part biting satire, part disturbing character study, Martin Scorsese's 1983 film The King of Comedy is an underrated masterpiece. Restored in 4K.

Robert De Niro gives one of his greatest and most nuanced performances as the lonely and delusional Rupert Pupkin; an aspiring comic who attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol (played by Jerry Lewis), a late night talk-show host, who craves his own privacy.

This haunting and hilarious movie has slowly risen in stature over the years and is now more relevant in today's media obsessed society than ever before. The King of Comedy was a key source of inspiration behind Todd Phillips' Joker.

Part of a QFT Scorsese selection for the maestro's 80th birthday. Also showing: The Last Waltz and Goodfellas.

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