Brute Force
Brute Force
Brute Force
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Brute Force

Jules Dassin United States, 1947

As hard-hitting as its title, _Brute Force_ was the first of Jules Dassin’s forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well. Burt Lancaster is the timeworn Joe Collins, who, along with his fellow inmates, lives under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey (a riveting Hume Cronyn). Only Collins’s dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey’s chains? Matter-of-fact and ferocious, _Brute Force_ builds to an explosive climax that shows the lengths men will go to when fighting for their freedom.


  • 98 min
  • B&W
  • 1.37:1


  • DCP
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD

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