Despite less than successful recent works, Brian de Palma augmented his Carrie success when he made this Angie Dickenson thriller, with multiple nods to Hitchcock. Playing a bored New Yorker, Dickenson has a passionate encounter with a gruesome outcome that is witnessed by a call-girl. The film paved the way for a prolific decade for de Palma, who became associated with often shockingly violent, stylish dramas.
This film is screening as part of Essential Cinema 2013. Tickets: special package price €32 (€28 IFI Members) for all four films. This ticket package can only be purchased in person at the IFI Box Office. Regular ticket prices apply to individual screenings and can be bought online or in person.