Probably the most surprising film of Polanski’s career, Pirates is a parodic swashbuckler with Walter Matthau (complete with dodgy Cockney accent) as Captain Red, shipwrecked with a young sidekick and clapped in irons on board a Spanish vessel. Cue for much semi-comic shenanigans as the pair attempt to outwit their captors.
- Roman Polanski
- Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas, Olu Jacobs, Ferdy Mayne, David Kelly, Tony Peck, Anthony Dawson, Richard Dieux, Jacques Maury, José Santamaría, Robert Dorning, Luc Jamati, Emilio Fernandez, Wladyslaw Komar
- 121 min
- France, Tunisia