April 2019, arsenal cinema



Loosely based on historical events around 74 BC, Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 film epic tells the story of a slave uprising in ancient Rome, which begins in a gladiators’ school under the leadership of Thracian slave Spartacus and builds into a national movement. This social revolutionary utopia adapted from the novel by Stalin Prize winner and Communist Party member Howard Fast and filmed from a script by Dalton Trumbo was Stanley Kubrick’s breakthrough, who had replaced Anthony Mann following a dispute with leading actor and producer Kirk Douglas after just a few days of shooting. “The only film I didn’t have absolute control of” impressed with its extraordinary visual compositions and choreographed crowd scenes, as well as with its all-star cast, including Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov and Tony Curtis. We are showing the 1991 reconstructed, uncut version. (hjf) (7. & 22.4.)

arsenal cinema: 70 mm: SPARTACUS

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Spartacus Stanley Kubrick USA 1960
With Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons,
Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis
70 mm OV 197 min
With Intermission

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Clothes in Motion – Costumes, Styles and Fashion in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Für die Liebe noch zu mager?

*Für die Liebe noch zu mager?
Bernhard Stephan GDR 1974
With Simone von Zglinicki
35 mm 83 min