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All the animals come out at night — whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take ’em to Harlem. I don’t care. Don’t make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won’t even take spooks. Don’t make no difference to me.

(с) «Taxi Driver» — 1976 

Film based on a true story of catching bad guys transported drugs from France to USA during winter of 1961 by NYC policeman. In the beginning of 1962 Manhattan police unit was able to intercept a fifty pounds drugs load value of $32 million in Harlem. This investigation formed the basis of William Friedkin`s iconic movie – «The French Connection».

Friedkin created intense, full of stress and lot of realistic details film which combined the traits of the crime drama and thriller. Intriguing story fitted in atmosphere of dirty dangerous New York streets in earlier 60`s.

The French Connection - 1971

After the mystical disappearance of Tom Gruneman his best friend a private detective John Klute starting his own investigation. The primary evidence in this case will become the memories of a prostitute Bri Daniel.
Her life rule is «the rules’ are there to be broken!». In same way living one of her clients who will become an important person in Toms investigation. During his searching Gruneman will find something very unusual in one of the police reports.

Klute is the first installment of what informally came to be known as Pakula’s «paranoia trilogy».

 

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