Another Arthouse film highlight is Sidney Lumet’s gloomy and unsparing real-life crime drama Serpico.
THE STORY OF SERPICO
Fresh out of the police academy, Frank Serpico joins the New York Police Department full of ideals. But he soon realizes that even there he finds himself caught in a spider’s web of corruption and crime. With extreme brutality, his colleagues collect protection money or take bribes.
Because of his idealism and his strict rejection of bribes, the policeman quickly isolates himself among his colleagues. Only in Bob Blair, he finds a friend and combatant. When the two go public with their findings, a scandal erupts. For his colleagues, Frank is now a traitor.
AL PACINO AS LONELY POLICEMAN
From an upstanding cop to a bitter martyr. For his outstanding portrayal of the honest cop who stands up for his ideals, Al Pacino received the Golden Globe as well as an Oscar® nomination for The Best Actor!
The film is simply captivating with its oppressive imagery that doesn’t just scratch the surface but lets us dive deep into Serpico’s emotional life. Al Pacino plays the broken cop so well that the real Frank Serpico declared that Pacino played the role better in the film than he did in real life. Now, you can win a special edition of this film classic.