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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Nightmare Alley

Based on the 1946 original novel of the same name, which was first made into a classic film noir released in 1947, Nightmare Alley follows an ambitious carnival worker (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words. He hooks up with a psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), Nightmare Alley is a sleek and stylish film noir with a nod to the director's earlier work.

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