In the early 20th century, the discovery of oil suddenly made the Indians of the Osage Nation one of the wealthiest peoples in the world. Their wealth immediately attracted white profiteers who used manipulation, extortion, and theft to squeeze as much money out of the Osage as possible and then kill them.
Genre: crime, drama, history
Language: English, subtitles: Dutch
Based on David Grann's critically acclaimed bestseller, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in Oklahoma in the 1920s and centers on the serial murder of members of the oil-rich Osage Nation, a series of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.
Based on a true story told through the unlikely and twisted romance between Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), Killers of the Flower Moon is a gripping crime saga where love crosses paths with vile betrayal.
The SG Film Committee recommends this film because it shows a fascinatingly true, often untold part of Native American history. This, combined with Scorsese's proven genius, results in a masterpiece. It may be a long watch, but every second is a feast for the eyes and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Please note that this film is 3.5 hours long. It starts at 19:00 and includes one intermission.
The film is nominated for 7 Golden Globes.
“Monumental stuff: a story about the deadly legacy of America’s colonial sins, both vast and intimate in scope. Exceptional filmmaking, by an exceptional filmmaker.” Empire
“The filmmaker takes on David Grann’s bestseller about a murder epidemic among the Osage and turns it into a masterpiece.” Rolling Stone.
“In the end, Killers of the Flower Moon is like a puzzle—each creative piece does its part to form the complete picture.” RogerEgbert.com
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket by clicking on the black “order” button on this page.
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Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:00 sharp (no pre-film advertisements) and the cinema hall opens at 19:10. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
The Studium Generale film program is selected in collaboration with the Student Film Committee and Natlab.