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NT Live: Obsession

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  • Thu 11 May
  • 120 minutes
  • Director: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Jude Law, Robert de Hoog, Chukwudi Iwuji, Aysha Kala
  • UK (2017)

Synopsis

NT Live!

OBSESSION (15)

Director Ivo van Hove

With:Jude Law, Robert de Hoog, Chukwudi Iwuji, Aysha Kala.

Running time: approx 120 mins. (no interval)


Jude Law stars in the stage production ofObsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film, his first feature, OSSESSIONE. It was based on James M Cain's novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, and marked the beginning of the Italian neorealist movement that highlighted the struggles of ordinary people in a time of upheaval.


Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.