Agustí Villaronga’s astounding feature debut about abuse, revenge, and madness premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986 to a mixture of shock and awe. At the time misjudged and misunderstood, it is now considered a masterful study on the extremes of human corruption, often compared to Pasolini’s Salo. Following a failed suicide attempt, ex-Nazi war criminal Klaus is dependent on an iron lung to live. A young man named Angelo comes to nurse him but is soon revealed to be one of his former victims, driven by revenge. Appropriately LIFF30 brings the film to the big screen in the UK for the first time in 30 years.
Map reference: SE 283351 Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168
By Car From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.
By Bus From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.
By Train Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.
Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station