After crafting the gangster masterpiece Goodfellas 1990, Martin Scorsese returned to the world of organised crime with this superlatively entertaining crime epic.
Casino is a vibrant and bloody study of power and corruption set amid the tawdry glitz of 1970s Las Vegas. Robert De Niro portrays Mafia associate ‘Ace’ Rothstein, who is handed the Tangiers Casino on the Vegas strip to run for the mob. Ace’s seemingly cushy position becomes increasingly threatened by his relationship with his young wife Ginger (a career-best Sharon Stone) and the dangers posed by his volatile enforcer (Joe Pesci). Inspired by true events, Scorsese is in his element in this energetic and vivacious film.
Screening as part of ‘Bruce Beresford Selects‘
|Producer:||Barbara De Fina|
|Cast:||Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods|
|Script:||Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese|
|Rights:||Universal Pictures Australia|