The Little Tramp is being mistaken for a millionaire
Chaplin's iconic tramp character works on the production line in a factory and does nothing but tighten screws.
This monotonous work drives him crazy and he ends up in an insane institution. Once released from the institution, he soon finds himself in prison because he is falsely mistaken for a communist leader.
Modern Times is praised for its critical view on productivity in the early twentieth century and beyond. But it is said that the film also criticises the advent of sound film. The sound effects represent the noise of machines, but otherwise the dramaturgy of silent film is used, such as expressive facial expressions and written interludes.
English spoken, Dutch subtitles
Charlie Chaplin has an oeuvre like no other: magical, poetic, hilarious, moving and irresistible. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his groundbreaking film The Kid. Reason enough to bring all his films back to the big screen, in beautifully restored versions.