In this moody classic, Michael Caine stars as a gangster investigating the death of his brother.
Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne
UK 1971. 112min
Digital 4K (remaster)
A BFI release
This gritty 1970s gangster classic has become acknowledged as one of the greats of British cinema. Jack Carter (Caine), a London gangster, travels to Newcastle after his brother is killed in a supposed accident but Carter suspects that things may not be as they seem. Using his documentary, realist aesthetic, Hodges’ first feature is a violent, uncompromising classic of the genre, featuring outstanding performances from Caine and Hendry, not to mention Newcastle itself, and is also notable for the extraordinarily quick turnaround from the book being published and the film being made (eight months). This gritty British classic has finally been restored and is available in 4K for the first time.
Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer
+ The Frighteners: The Manipulators
(screening on Saturday 28 May 17:45 NFT1 only)
ITV 1972. 25min
Hodges wrote and directed this short immediately after completing Get Carter, asking if we’re being dehumanised in order to survive in an increasingly ruthless world.
Audio description available at all screenings.
The screenings on Sunday 29 May 18:10 NFT2, Monday 30 May 14:30 NFT2, Tuesday 31 May 20:35 NFT2, Saturday 4 June 14:50 NFT2 and Wednesday 8 June 17:50 Studio will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and those experiencing hearing loss.
Get Carter will be released on BFI UHD and two-disc Blu-ray on Monday 25 July.
The screening on Monday 30 May 18:00 NFT1 will be introduced by Douglas Weir, BFI Technical Delivery Manager.