The Big Lebowski

WU Cinema Presents: The Big Lebowski

All Jeff ‘the Dude’ Lebowski wants to do is go bowling, but when he’s mistaken for LA millionaire big Lebowski and a pair of thugs pee on his rug — “it really tied the room together!” — he’s forced to take action, and so the laziest man in Los Angeles County takes on nihilists, ferrets, and empire tycoons, guzzling White Russians all the while. NEW 4K RESTORATION DCP!

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Runtime: 117 mins.
Format: DCP

“This comic update of the world crystallized by Raymond Chandler charts the disastrous involvement of laidback dopehead Jeff ‘the Dude’ Lebowski in a kidnapping case involving the wife of his millionaire namesake. The Dude is hired as bagman and of course finds himself increasingly at risk as he makes his way about an LA populated by the rich, strange and dangerous. Nor do his bowling buddies help: Donny (Steve Buscemi) is frankly several pins short of a strike; while Walter (John Goodman), a crazed, irascible Viet vet, is so determined to stand his (and the Dude’s) ground that he causes more trouble than he solves. A prime example of the Coens’ effortless brand of stylistic and storytelling brilliance.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London).






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