William Wallace Day 2017 – Island Double-Bill
Arriving on the Hebridean island of Summerisle to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a local girl, the naive and religiously devout Police Sergeant Howie is lured into a strange world of paganism and deception where nothing is what it appears to be and one which will lead to an iconic and deadly encounter with the Wicker Man. Defying simple genre conventions, the film is a heady witches brew of dark comedy, weird musical interludes, horror and eroticism while also offering a serious examination of the nature of religious belief and superstition. One of the great cult films of all time and a true original.
UK 1973, 100 Min., Director’s Cut, OmU, FSK: –
R: Robin Hardy, B: Anthony Shaffer, K: Harry Waxman, D: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento
[Warning: This film contains scenes of even wilder Scottish whisky drinking and dancing and may lead to inappropriate behaviour in public which contravenes several German laws.]