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The Graduate

Back in cinemas with a new restoration to mark its 50th anniversary, The Graduate was a complete sensation in 1967 and still delights half a century after its original release.

Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is rescued from post-college boredom when he is seduced by Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft), a liaison which is soon complicated by his infatuation with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).

A one-of-a-kind cinematic portrait of America that captured the mood of disaffected youth, it earned Mike Nichols a Best Director Oscar®, introduced the music of Simon and Garfunkel to a wider audience, and featured one of the most famous seductions in movie history - and a truly iconic final scene. It also introduced the world to a young Dustin Hoffman, who challenged conventional notions of the Hollywood leading man and became an overnight star. Enjoy its anniversary return on the big screen while you can.