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Paths Of Glory


Director: Stanley Kubrick

Genre: War

Year: 1958

Running time: 87 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Format: DCP

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, George MacReady

Language options: Dialogue - EN

Adapting Humphrey Cobb's novel to the screen, director Stanley Kubrick and his collaborators Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson set out to make a devastating anti-war statement, and they succeeded above and beyond the call of duty. In the third year of World War I, the erudite but morally bankrupt French general Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his troops to seize the heavily fortified "Ant Hill" from the Germans. General Mireau (George MacReady) knows that this action will be suicidal, but he will sacrfice his men to enhance his own reputation. Against his better judgment, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) leads the charge, and the results are appalling. When, after witnessing the slaughter of their comrades, a handful of the French troops refuse to leave the trenches, Mireau very nearly orders the artillery to fire on his own men. Still smarting from the defeat, Mireau cannot admit to himself that the attack was a bad idea from the outset: he convinces himself that loss of Ant Hill was due to the cowardice of his men.



Country

City/Town

Cinema

Date


Russia

St. Petersburg

Avrora Theatre

26 July - 4 August


Russia

Moscow

Karo 11 Oktyabr - Karo Film

26 July - 4 August


Russia

Novosibirsk

Kino Pobeda

26 July - 4 August


United States of America

El Paso

Alamo Drafthouse El Paso, El Paso, TX

18 July


United States of America

Silver Spring

AFI Silver Theatre

22 July - 26 July



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