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Oscar Homolka Season: Billion Dollar Brain

Oscar Homolka Season: Billion Dollar Brain

Thursday 27 April 2017, 7.00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London

The titular Billion Dollar Brain is set up to instruct agents around the globe to destroy Communism. A thrilling film about deception and double crossing within a large-scale anti-Communist conspiracy.

UK, 1977, 108 mins, English, directed by Ken Russell

Cineclub celebrates the remarkable but relatively unknown career of Austrian-born actor Oscar Homolka with a dedicated season. Born in Vienna in 1898, Homolka performed on stage and in films across Europe and fled to Paris and then London when the Nazis came to power. He ended up in Hollywood playing the cruel or bumbling European until returning to London in the mid-1960s.