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EYES WIDE SHUT

EYES WIDE SHUT

EYES WIDE SHUT

1999 / 159min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: STANLEY KUBRICK

CAST: TOM CRUISE, NICOLE KIDMAN, SYDNEY POLLACK, MARIE RICHARDSON, VINESSA SHAW

Christmas lights take on a malevolent gleam in Kubrick’s final masterpiece, a free adaptation of Traumnovelle, Viennese author Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 novella of erotic compulsion. Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) hits the shivering streets of a dreamlike “Manhattan”—doubled for by London, with second-unit work in NYC courtesy of Arthur Jafa—after a pot-hazy domestic bust-up with wife Alice (Nicole Kidman), setting out on an odyssey to ease his bruised male ego that will lead him to what is certainly the strangest Christmas party in all of cinema. The password at the box office is “Fidelio.”