Kris Kristofferson and Isabelle Huppert star in this ambitious, epic western.
Dir Michael Cimino
With Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert, John Hurt
Ironically, Cimino’s epic western – the cut version of which was a box-office disaster after its budget spiralled out of control – highlights the pernicious influence of money, as rich cattle barons wage war against impoverished immigrant famers during the Johnson County War. Dreams are dashed, ideals compromised, families exterminated, loved ones betrayed. This complete version displays the audacity of Cimino’s ambition.