5 Thriller Films That Premiered At Cannes

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Missing (1982)

Jack Lemmon plays Edmund Horman, whose son Charles disappeared during Chile’s 1973 coup d’état in this political thriller.

Blowup (1967)

Michelangelo Antonioni’s mystery thriller won the Palme d'Or at the 20th Cannes Film Festival in 1967. David Hemmings plays a London fashion photographer who accidentally may have snapped evidence of a murder.

Wild at Heart (1990)

Filled with psychosexual thrills, David Lynch's Wild at Heart drew mixed reactions at Cannes. But it won him the Palme d'Or nonetheless.

Parasite (2019)

It's fitting that the first Korean film to ever be awarded the Palme was a thriller: They're genuises at crafting their scares and packing commentary with it. Parasite's twists still finds a way to shock and inspire.

Taxi Driver (1976)

Martin Scorsese's honest portrait of a racist psychopath is bone-chilling and empathetic at once. Often considered one of the greatest character studies ever, Taxi Driver wont the Palme d'Or in 1976.

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