Burke and Hare

The very presence of Ronnie Corbett in full militia regalia, in both the trailer and the film, lets you know what you‘re in for. It‘s not a straight-faced period piece of any kind. It comes from the Ealing brand, and while it might be tonally closer to Carry On Screaming than The Ladykillers, it still recalls the dry comedic tradition that Ealing Studios typified in its heyday. (Mark Harrison) Landis directs like an old pro, cluttering the screen with intriguing little details (surgical tools, scientific equipment, body parts) and displaying a nice line in absurdist comic asides. Burke and Hare is well-timed and often funny. (Tom Huddleston, Time Out London)

Director's Biography
JOHN LANDIS, geb. 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, ist Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor, Produzent und Schauspieler. Mit 18 Jahren ging er nach Europa und arbeitete kurzzeitig als Stuntman in einigen italienischen Western, u.a. Sergio Leones Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod von 1968. Für Michael Jackson realisierte er mehrere Musikvideos, u.a. Thriller (1983) und Black or White (1991).

Filme (Auswahl): Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Blues Brothers (1980), American Werewolf (1981), Spies Like Us (1985), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2011
John Landis
Great Britain 2010
91 minutes
Screenplay Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft
Cinematography John Mathieson
Editing Mark Everson
Sound/Sounddesign Harry Barnes
Music Joby Talbot
With Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Smiley, Tim Curry, Paul Davis, Jenny Agutter, Christian Brassington, Jessica Hynes
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