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- Price Standard £12, Members £9.60, Concessions £11, Young Barbican £5 (subject to availability)
- Get ready for two smouldering adaptations of James M Cain's classic noir
- Bring along a hardboiled hero and a femme fatale
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As Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Visconti’s Ossessione heads to their Theatre, the Barbican screen two films based on the book that inspired it.
It’s a story of deception as a drifter falls for the proprietor of a small roadside cafe. Compelled by passion, he’s convinced to help her escape her dire situation – by murdering her husband. First, there’s the 1944 noir classic The Postman Always Rings Twice, then there’s Visconti’s film – the inspiration for the stage adaptation – Ossessione, a brilliant slice of neo-realism, originally banned upon release in Mussolini-era Italy.