film program
02.07. at 21:15h
Summer cinema Tuskanac
Country: USA
1982, 129min
John Milius
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max Von Sydow
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: “Conan” is known for many things, one of which is making an international star out of a then unknown bodybuilder name Arnold Schwarzenegger; the other is setting the benchmark for all Barbarian films to come. After the success of “Conan,” the markets were flooded with imitators, some more successful than others. But none of them were able to — and has been able to, to this day — match the sheer balls that made “Conan” so great in 1982. “Conan the Barbarian” tells the tell of Conan, a young boy who grows up as a slave after his village is slaughtered by a band of marauders led by the evil Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones). Sold into slavery and growing up in chains, Conan becomes a barbarian in every sense of the word — ruthless, strong, and skilled in the arts of killing. As his father once told him, there is nothing he can count on or trust except his steel. After he gains his freedom, Conan sets out to make his mark in the world, and along the way gets the chance to confront the men who orphaned him… There isn’t really a historical time period for the movie, since the film itself seems to exist in a time bubble of its own.
Bio: John Milius is a screenwriter and director who came to prominence in the 1970s, when he was associated with Francis Ford Coppola and the pre-Ratovi zvijezda IV: Nova nada (1977) George Lucas. Born on April 11, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, Milius was one of the first movie industry professionals to be a film school graduate, having matriculated at the University of Southern California. In 1967, Milius won first prize at USC School of Cinema-for his student film Marcello, I'm Bored (1970). A gun enthusiast, Milius serves as a member of the National Rifle Association's Board of Directors.