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Midnight Express
Archived: Midnight Express (1978)

director: Alan Parker

composer: Giorgio Moroder
With: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, a.o.

duration: 121 minutes
Biography, Drama

Film Fest Gent - Midnight Express

The screening of the film will be followed by a director's talk with Sir Alan Parker.

The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. Directed by jury president Sir Alan Parker and with an Oscar-winning screenplay by Oliver Stone, 'Midnight Express' remains as powerful now as when it first came out in 1978.


director: Alan Parker
composer: Giorgio Moroder
producer: Alan Marshall
screenplay: Oliver Stone
Editor: Gerry Hambling
Cinematography: Michael Seresin

production company: Columbia Pictures Corporation

More info

dialogue: English, Maltese, French, Turkish
subtitles: Dutch subt.
Country: United Kingdom - United States of America
year: 1978


ALAN PARKER (1944): Our Cissy (1974, short), Footsteps (1974, short), Bugsy Malone (1976), Midnight Express (1978), Fame (1980), Shoot the Moon (1982), Pink Floyd The Wall (1982), Birdy (1984), Angel Heart (1987), Mississippi Burning (1988), Come See the Paradise (1990), The Commitments (1991), The Road to Welville (1994), Evita (1996), Angela's Ashes (1999), The Life of David Gale (2003).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

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