Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon at the Rialto Amsterdam

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is a cinema classic. Made in 1972 and directed by Sidney Lumet, it tells the story of two rank amateurs that try to rob a bank. It goes terribly wrong and hundreds of policemen turn up. The public fill the streets around the bank and follow with interest the evolving story of the robbers and their hostages. When it emerges that the main character wants to the money to pay for a friend’s sex change operation, the public come on his side.

A great film and an Oscar winning script.