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The Man Who Fell to Earth

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Synopsis

Crash-landing on Earth from his dying planet, an alien humanoid travelling by the name of Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) uses his superior intelligence to build a vast business empire. As he takes on, and beats, every US corporation people can only guess his true purpose – to save his dying world from agonizing death by drought. Newton’s ageless fall from grace, as he becomes prey to lust, alcohol, business rivals, and the US Government, makes 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' not only a bitingly caustic indictment of the modern world but also a poignant commentary on the loneliness of the outsider. A science-fiction cult classic.
Official Selection Berlinale 2016 - Berlinale Special – Tribute to David Bowie

Details

Year
1976
Type of film
Features
Running Time
139 mins
Director
Nicolas Roeg
Producer
Michael Deeley, Barry Spikings
Executive Producer
Si Litvinoff
Editor
Graeme Clifford
Screenwriter
Paul Mayersberg (script), Walter Tevis (novel)
Director of Photography
Anthony B. Richmond
Production Designer
Brian Eatwell
Music
Musical Director: John Phillips; With music by: Stomu Yamashta
Principal Cast
David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry, Bernie Casey
Costume Designer
May Routh

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Company

StudioCanal (FR)
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