DIRECTOR: STEPHEN FREARS
CAST: TERENCE STAMP, JOHN HURT, TIM ROTH, FERNANDO REY, LAURA DEL SOL
The cream of English screen acting is on display in Frears’ auspicious, underseen sophomore feature, in which turncoat gangster Terence Stamp is ferreted out of hiding in his Spanish villa by two hitmen—old pro John Hurt and young hothead Tim Roth, taking their quarry on the road while police inspector Fernando Rey follows in hot pursuit, acquiring firebrand Laura del Sol, and a heavy load of problems, along the way. A standout in Metrograph’s recent Stamp retrospective, which was only missing the man and legend himself—and guess who’s coming to introduce this screening, and sticking around to sign copies of The Ocean Fell into the Drop, his marvelous new memoir?
The Ocean Fell into the Drop now at the Metrograph Book Store and Box Office.