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Christopher Nolan's biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man who headed the Manhattan Project that eventually led to the atomic bomb.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer won seven Oscars, including those for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Male Lead and (not to forget) Best Camera Work. All the more reason to bring the film to the big screen twice more - in Rialto De Pijp and Rialto VU.


As early as 1938, German scientists had discovered the principle of nuclear fission, a discovery that made the development of an extremely powerful bomb theoretically possible: the devastating atomic bomb. It was Albert Einstein, among others, who urged US President Roosevelt to conduct his own research into this. The idea that Nazi Germany would have such a powerful weapon was so terrifying that the Americans decided in 1941 to develop such a weapon themselves; the Manhattan Project was born. A team of brilliant physicists, led by nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, went to work at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Christopher Nolan is an acclaimed director who stands out with intelligently told stories invariably portrayed with dazzling beauty, such as Memento, Inception and Interstellar. The historical biopic Oppenheimer is a exciting thriller about a man who must develop a weapon of mass destruction as quickly as possible, but who is also acutely aware of the moral implications. What is it like to work on developing a weapon that can save the world and destroy it at the same time? Starring Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife Kitty. Matt Damon, Kenneth Branagh and Gary Oldman also make appearances.

VPRO Cinema