The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

by John Cassavetes 1h49min United States 1976
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Laurent Cantet

Cassavetes manages to immerse us in a sense of reality that makes situations
and characters much more terrifying than when they are stylized by classic cinematography.

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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
by John Cassavetes

A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Ben Gazzara : Cosmo Vitelli
  • Seymour Cassel : Mort Weil
  • Timothy Carey : Flo
  • And with: Al Ruban, Robert Phillips, John Kullers, Morgan Woodward, Alice Fredlund, Virginia Carrington, Donna Gordon, Meade Roberts, Azizi Johari


  • Director John Cassavetes
  • Scenario John Cassavetes
  • Photo director Al Ruban, Mitch Breit
  • Set Design Phedon Papamichael, Sam Shaw
  • Sound Bo Harwood
  • Editing Tom Cornwell
  • Original music Bo Harwood
  • Producer Al Ruban
  • Production Compagny Faces Distribution
  • Distributor Orange

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1976
  • Release date for France04/19/1978
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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