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: Brian De Palma, USA 1983, 170 min, OV
In 1983 Brian De Palma did this remake of the gangster film "Scarface" according to a screenplay by Oliver Stone. Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in the leading roles, scenes which were unusually violent for the time, and the decadent atmosphere – all this came together to make a cult film that is currently experiencing a revival in the hip-hop scene.