Through their view of the city on the Hudson, the big names of the American author's movie have shaped the picture of New York that generations of viewers worldwide hold stored in their memories. Their stories, however, have also become a true school of urban sensibility. In their films, the anonymity of the big city is not a threat but a promise of good fortune – the prospect of random encounters, the possibility of alternative life-paths.
D: Spike Lee, USA 2002, 124 min, Germansubtitles
A crime story in an oppressive atmosphere. Monty Brogan has just one day to get his life in order before going to prison for seven years for drug dealing. He begins to suspect his girlfriend of betraying him. Spike Lee adapted his screenplay after the events of 9/11.