Directed by : Jerry SCHATZBERG
Year of production : 1973 Country : UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Length : 112 minutes
Grand Prix International du Festival (tied) , 1973
Just out of jail after serving time on an assault rap, Max (Gene Hackman) is headed for Pittsburgh to open a deluxe car wash. Back from five years at sea, Lion (Al Pacino) wants to hit Detroit and visit the child he’s never seen. The dreams may not be glorious but you’ll want Max and Lion to fulfill them because "Scarecrow", co-winner of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize, has a heart as big as its cross-country journey. Its hard-luck drifters drift permanently into our souls. This is due to teamwork of a high order: the moving performances of Hackman and Pacino, the sensitive direction of Jerry Schatzberg and the glowing landscape cinematography of Vilmos Zsigmond. Hit the road with these two. You’ll find the trip unforgettable.