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Chinatown (1974) | Details

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Plot Summary

In 1937 Los Angeles, private investigator Jake 'J.J.' Gittes specializes in cheating-spouse cases. His current target is Hollis Mulwray, high-profile chief engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose wife suspects him of infidelity. In following Mulwray, Gittes witnesses some usual business dealings, such as a public meeting for construction of a new dam to create additional water supply for Los Angeles, as fresh water is vital to the growing community during the chronic drought; Mulwray opposes the dam. Eventually Gittes sees Mulwray meeting with an unknown young woman who isn't his wife. Once news of the supposed tryst between Mulwray and this woman hits the media, additional information comes to light that makes Gittes believe that Mulwray is being framed for something and that he himself is being set up. In his investigation of the issue behind Mulwray's framing and his own setup, Gittes is assisted by Mulwray's wife Evelyn, but he thinks she isn't being forthright with him. The further he gets into the investigation, the more secrets he uncovers about the Mulwrays' professional and personal dealings, including Mulwray's former business-partnership with Evelyn's father, Noah Cross. The identity of the unknown woman may be the key to uncovering the whole story.

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Release Date

Singapore

1974-06-19

(blu ray release)

United Arab Emirates

1974-06-20

(blu ray release)

Turkey

1974-06-20

No data

USA

1974-06-20

No data

Canada

1974-06-28

No data

UK

1974-08-08

(london) (premiere)

UK

1974-08-09

No data

Ireland

1974-11-08

No data

Italy

1974-12-13

No data

Spain

1974-12-16

No data

Sweden

1974-12-16

No data

France

1974-12-18

No data

Portugal

1974-12-18

No data

Netherlands

1974-12-19

No data

West Germany

1974-12-19

No data

Denmark

1975-02-10

No data

Australia

1975-02-14

No data

Argentina

1975-02-27

No data

Belgium

1975-03-14

(gent)

Japan

1975-04-12

No data

Finland

1975-05-09

No data

Greece

1975-05-09

No data

Uruguay

1975-05-22

No data

Poland

1976-08-09

No data

East Germany

1976-11-26

No data

Portugal

1977-06-27

(14.º ciclo de cinema da casa da imprensa)

Hungary

1979-09-27

No data

Hong Kong

1982-03-26

No data

Portugal

2001

(dvd premiere)

Iceland

2001-02-15

(filmundur)

Germany

2004-02

(berlin international film festival)

France

2005-09

(deauville film festival)

Brazil

2007-11-05

(dvd premiere)

Italy

2008-11-22

(torino film festival)

France

2012-11-21

(re-release)

UK

2013-01-04

(re-release)

India

2013-02-09

(internet)

Philippines

2013-12-07

(internet)

Italy

2014-05-26

(re-release)

Chile

2015-04-04

(re-release)

Netherlands

2016-09-15

(re-release)

Mexico

2017-05-09

(dvd premiere)

Greece

2020-08-27

(re-release)

Portugal

2021-03-17

(tv re-release)

Spain

2022-02-10

(limited) (subtitled version) (event)

Also Known As (A.K.A.)

Chinatown

(Original title)

Barrio Chino

Argentina

Chinatown

Australia

Chinatown

Brazil

Китайски квартал

Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)

Chinatown

Canada (English title)

Chinatown

Canada (French title)

Barrio Chino

Chile

唐人街

China (Mandarin title)

Kineska četvrt

Croatia

Cínská ctvrt

Czechoslovakia

Chinatown

Denmark

Chinatown

East Germany

Chinatown

Egypt (English title)

Chinatown

Finland (Swedish title)

Chinatown

Finland (video box title)

Chinatown

France

Chinatown

Germany

Chinatown

Greece

Τσάιναταουν

Greece (dubbed version)

Kínai negyed

Hungary

Chinatown

India (English title)

चाइनाटाउन

India (Hindi title)

Chinatown

Indonesia (English title)

Mahalle-ye chiniha

Iran (Persian title)

Chinatown

Iran (Persian title) (dvd title)

Chinatown

Israel (Hebrew title)

Chinatown

Italy

Chinatown

Japan (English title)

チャイナタウン

Japan (Japanese title)

Kinų kvartalas

Lithuania (new title)

Barrio Chino

Mexico

Chinatown

Poland

Chinatown

Portugal (original subtitled version)

Cartierul chinezesc

Romania

Китайский квартал

Russia

Кинеска четврт

Serbia

Kitajska četrt

Slovenia

Chinatown

South Africa (English title)

Китайский квартал

Soviet Union (Russian title)

Chinatown

Spain

Chinatown

Sweden

唐人街

Taiwan

Chinatown

Thailand (English title)

Çin Mahallesi

Turkey (Turkish title)

Chinatown

UK

Chinatown

USA

Китайський квартал

Ukraine

Barrio Chino

Uruguay (original subtitled version)

Phố Tàu

Vietnam

Chinatown

West Germany

Kineska četvrt

Yugoslavia (Croatian title)

Kineska četvrt

Yugoslavia (Serbian title)

Kitajska četrt

Yugoslavia (Slovenian title)

Certification

Argentina

18

No data

Australia

M

No data

Brazil

12

No data

Brazil

14

(re-rating)

Canada

13+

(quebec)

Canada

14

(nova scotia)

Canada

18A

(british columbia)

Canada

PG

(manitoba)

Canada

R

(ontario)

Chile

18

No data

Denmark

15

No data

Spain

A

No data

Finland

K-16

No data

France

12

No data

UK

15

(video rating)

UK

X

(original rating)

Hungary

14

(original rating)

Hungary

16

No data

Ireland

15

No data

India

UA

(re-rating)

Iceland

16

No data

Italy

T

No data

Japan

PG12

(2014)

South Korea

18

No data

Mexico

B15

No data

Netherlands

16

No data

Norway

16

No data

New Zealand

R16

No data

Poland

16

(self-applied)

Portugal

M/16

No data

Russia

16+

No data

Sweden

15

No data

Singapore

NC-16

No data

Turkey

7+

(self-applied)

USA

R

(certificate #23916)

USA

TV-14

(tv rating)

West Germany

16

(f)

Sensitive content guide

Sex & Nudity

Moderate

Violence & Gore

Moderate

Profanity

Mild

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Mild

Frightening & Intense Scenes

Moderate

Awards

Golden Globes, USA (1975)
Winner
Golden Globe   1975
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner
Golden Globe   1975
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Golden Globe   1975
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
BAFTA Awards (1975)
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award   1975
Best Art Direction
Winner
BAFTA Film Award   1975
Best Screenplay
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award   1975
Best Film Editing
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award   1975
Best Cinematography
Winner
BAFTA Film Award   1975
Best Direction
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award   1975
Best Costume Design
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award   1975
Best Film
Academy Awards, USA (1975)
Nominated
Oscar   1975
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Nominated
Oscar   1975
Best Cinematography
Nominated
Oscar   1975
Best Costume Design
Nominated
Oscar   1975
Best Film Editing
Nominated
Nominated
Oscar   1975
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Winner
Oscar   1975
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Nominated
Oscar   1975
Best Picture