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Pulp Fiction 1994 18

154 mins USA Director. Quentin Tarantino

One of the key films of the 1990s, Quentin Tarantino’s postmodern, portmanteau crime thriller established the writer-director’s reputation as a Hollywood untouchable, while also rejuvenating the careers of a host of stars including John Travolta.

Its unprecedented success changed the face of ‘independent’ cinema in America, helping establish distributor Miramax as a major player and ushering in a wave of exciting filmmakers, many of whom still hold sway in Hollywood.

Presented as three interconnected stories which unfold in a nonlinear melange, Tarantino’s sophisticatedly structured saga prefigured the rise of multi-stranded ‘hyperlink’ cinema in the 2000s. And its smorgasbord of pop culture references also introduced a new generation of fans to the likes of Dick Dale, MacGuffins and Ezekiel 25:17.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1994, Pulp Fiction holds up as one of the most riotously entertaining nineties pictures, strewn with endlessly quotable dialogue and an array of career-defining performances from its ensemble cast, with Samuel L Jackson stealing the show as Biblical badass Jules Winnfield.

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Directed by

Quentin Tarantino

Featuring

Tim Roth

Harvey Keitel

Uma Thurman

Samuel L. Jackson

John Travolta

Genres

Crime

Collection

Black Star Oscars - Best Original Screenplay Oscars - Technical Awards Oscars - Best Director Oscars - Best Picture Oscars - Best Supporting Role Cannes Film Festival American Indie Oscars - Best Leading Role Best of BAFTA Closed Captions

Certificate

18 drug use, sexual violence

Released

1994

Country

USA

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