in about 100 words or less
US / UK 161m, Colour
Director: Quentin Tarantino; Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Al Pacino
A black comedy action homage to 1960s television and film making, this is the story of Western action hero “Rick Dalton”, a self-doubting fictional character whose star power is fading with the changing times. Upon the arrival of his new neighbours, actress Sharron Tate and director Roman Polanski, Dalton becomes a real life hero in an alternative reality that serves as Tarantino’s unlikely love letter to a dark chapter in Hollywood history (Klaus Ming December 2020).