In Central Park, a sailor named Michael O'Hara comes to the aid of a mysterious young woman. This is Elsa Bannister, the wife of a rich and famous lawyer. To thank him, she offers him to accompany them on a cruise in the Caribbean. Reluctant at first, Michael finally accepts. His attraction to Elsa will continue to grow, under the eyes of the husband and his sinister associate George Grisby. Blinded by his love, the sailor will soon find himself embroiled in a story of fraud and murder...
With The Lady from Shanghai , actor-director Orson Welles signs an essential work that is as much a film noir as an adventure film. At his side, Rita Hayworth ( Gilda ), splendid in this role of fatal and poisonous femme fatale. With breathtaking virtuosity and ignoring many codes of classic Hollywood cinema, The Lady from Shanghai once again proves the genius of Orson Welles. To be admired in its sublime 4K restoration!
THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1948 – Colors – 88 mins) new 4K restoration
. "THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI": CONVERSATION WITH PETER BOGDANOVICH (21 mn) In this interview conducted by Laurent Bouzereau, Peter Bogdanovich, filmmaker and friend of Orson Welles, discusses the incredible evolution of The Lady from Shanghai, going from the status of a minor film to that of a cult film with multiple pieces of bravery.