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Exclusive trailer for the 70th anniversary re-release of ‘The Third Man’

One of the greatest British films – scratch that, one of the greatest films full stop – ‘The Third Man’ is 70 years old this year. To mark the birthday, it’s coming back to the big screen for one night only, and it has a new trailer to plug the re-release. If you haven’t seen it, mark your diary for Sunday, September 29. If you have, heck, see it again. 


 
Set in a post-World War II Vienna filled with canted angles and stark shadows, Carol Reed’s thriller is expressionist perfection. Orson Welles’ performance as Harry Lime – thought to be dead by his childhood friend, Holly (Joseph Cotten), a down-and-out novelist, only to make a dramatic return – is one of cinema’s best. You’ll never look at tunnels or Ferris wheels the same way again. 

‘The Third Man’ is in cinemas on September 29. You can book tickets to a special anniversary event, including a Q&A panel of special guests, at Picturehouse Central on September 1 here.

Where does ‘The Third Man’ rank among the greatest thrillers of all time? Check out our pantheon of potboilers.

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