Guilty as Sin (1993) – a 35mm presentation
Special a 35mm presentation Sidney Lumet
The Outsider: The Films of Sidney Lumet

Guilty as Sin (1993) – a 35mm presentation

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“You know what the problem is with committing perfect murders? You can’t tell anybody about them.” What better title to top off our Lumet retrospective than this early 90’s erotic thriller starring Rebecca De Mornay and Don Goddamn Johnson. And on 35mm no less. A sharply dressed playboy is the only suspect in the gruesome murder of his wealthy wife and solicits the services of a female lawyer for his defense. It doesn’t take a Poirot to figure out it’ll get dirty and dangerous fast in this guilty pleasure of a film that is part courtroom drama, part battle of wills and all sexual tension. English language without subtitles.


Sidney Lumet
Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Dana Ivey
Misdaad, Thriller
101 minuten


Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.

KINO is proud to present a retrospective on the features of writer and director Sidney Lumet. The versatile filmmaker worked mainly outside of the Hollywood machine but always secured the greatest talent in front of his camera as his reputation as an ‘actor’s director’ secured no less than seventeen Oscar nominations for his leads. His beloved New York City was often not only a geographical setting but a vital asset in his films as he explored the metropole from its classiest office buildings to its seediest back alleys. Unlike for instance Coppola or Scorsese, Lumet’s oeuvre is less distinctive in style as he always adapted his artistic choices to serve the story, not to his own visual preferences. But he is one of the great humanist directors with a fantastic catalogue waiting to be explored and we are proud to present his biggest hits as well as his lesser known films in this thirteen feature retrospective.

Trailer: Baris Azman