Five Miles to Midnight

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"The Suspense Begins...From the Very First Second!"
  • Approved
  • 1962
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.3  (1,229)

Sophia Loren leads the cast in the 1962 thriller Five Miles to Midnight, alongside Anthony Perkins and Gig Young. The film follows a young married couple named Lisa and Robert, played by Loren and Young, as they arrive in Paris for a holiday. However, things begin to unravel quickly as Robert becomes violent towards Lisa and then disappears, leaving her alone and stranded in the city.

Desperate for a way to get home, Lisa turns to her ex-lover and former fiancé, played by Perkins, who is now working as a cab driver in Paris. Despite their complicated past, the two team up to navigate the dangerous and unpredictable streets of the city, racing against time to find Robert and escape the looming threat of their own violent pasts.

As they travel across Paris together, Lisa and Perkins' characters must confront the choices they have made and the regrets that still haunt them. Their journey is filled with unexpected twists and turns, leading up to a dramatic finale that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Featuring stunning performances from its all-star cast, Five Miles to Midnight is a classic example of 1960s Hollywood thrillers. Loren is particularly impressive as the complex and multi-layered Lisa, bringing depth and nuance to her character's struggles with abuse and trauma.

The film is also notable for its stylish direction by Anatole Litvak, who expertly captures the beauty and danger of Paris with his dynamic camerawork and use of iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. The film's tense and atmospheric score, composed by Mikis Theodorakis, adds an extra layer of tension and excitement to the already gripping storytelling.

Overall, Five Miles to Midnight is a must-see for fans of classic Hollywood suspense and drama, featuring a powerhouse performance from one of cinema's greatest icons.

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    1 hr 50 min
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    6.3  (1,229)