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The Shout
The Shout

The Shout 1978


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The Shout 1978 15

82 mins United Kingdom Director. Jerzy Skolimowski

Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s second UK-set film (following Deep End) stars Alan Bates as a man who claims to be able to kill people with a ‘terror shout’ learned from an Aboriginal shaman. John Hurt and Susannah York play the couple whose lives he invades.

This early producing credit for Jeremy Thomas is notable for its eerie use of the bleak Devon coastline. The Shout was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize at the same festival.

Directed by

Jerzy Skolimowski


Alan Bates

Susannah York

John Hurt

Tim Curry




The Dark Arts Eyes on the Prize Award Winning Classic Cannes Festival Classic Horror






United Kingdom



Production company

National Film Trustee Company Ltd.

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