Can a boxer become too keen on fighting? Robert de Niro goes all in with his Academy award-winning interpretation of real-life boxer Jake LaMotta. This is a man who does not care if his punches are thrown inside the boxing ring or outside of it.
In this cinematic portrait, we come close to the boxer Jake LaMotta’s inner demons and his toxic masculinity, all shot in lyrical black and white. De Niro was himself key to getting LaMottas memoir to film, saying "I was interested in fighters. The way they walk, the weight thing – they always blow up."
Raging Bull might be the best film collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro. Here is the chance to see it on proper film, a 35mm print. This screening is a collaboration between TIFF and The Norwegian Federation of Film Societies (NFK). The roughly hundred Norwegian film societies are screening both classics and new films from around the world. Each year NFK selects a classic film and presents it to the audience in a bigger context – just like all film societies do before a screening.
Martin Scorsese (b. 1942) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. His big breakthrough was Mean Streets (1973). Scorsese is one of our time's most versatile and assiduous directors, as well as a noted film historian.
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|Run time:||2h 9m|
|Screenplay:||Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage|
|Cast:||Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci|