Marlon Brando Triple Feature
A Dry White Season
South Africa, 1976. The police ruled Gordon Ngubene's death a suicide. But when Afrikaans schoolteacher Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland, Don't Look Now) Saw the body, he knew his friend of 15 years was the victim of police . Seeking justice, Ben hires barrister Ian McKenzie to represent the Ngubene family at the inquest, but the judge ignores the evidence and exonerates the police. Refusing to "give it up" Ben risks his family and career as he takes on a system run by racists, thugs and murderers. For if you're not with the Afrikaners, you're against them. And choosing the wrong side could get you killed.
A Caribbean island in the mid-1800's. Nature has made it a paradise; man has made it a hell. Slaves on vast Portuguese sugar plantations are ready to turn their misery into rebellion - and the British are ready to provide the spark. They send agent William Walker (Marlon Brando) on a devious three-part mission: trick the slaves into revolt, grab the sugar trade for England...then return the slaves to servitude.
Colonialism and insurrection are explored in the searing epic Burn!. Both visually and narratively stunning, Burn! glows with the fires of filmmaking genius. Genius is also evident in Brando's complex, intelligent portrayal of a man who is both gentleman and scoundrel, revolutionary and colonialist. And Ennio Morricone's (The Untouchables, The Mission) haunting music memorably underscores the almost overwhelmingly powerful story.
Last Tango In Paris
He (Brando) is a 45-year old American living in Paris, haunted by his wife's suicide. She is a 20-year old Parisian beauty engaged to a young filmmaker. Though nameless to each other, these d souls come together to satisfy their sexual cravings in an apartment as bare as their dark, tragic lives. Caught up in the frenzied beat of a carnal dance they cannot seem to stop, these unlikely lovers take their passion to erotic heights - and depths - beyond anything they could ever have imagined.