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Citizen Kane

[cert U, 120 mins]

Multimillionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane
dies alone in his extravagant mansion, Xanadu,
mouthing a single word: 'Rosebud.' In an attempt to
figure out the meaning of this word, a reporter tracks
down the people who worked and lived with Kane;
they tell their stories in a series of flashbacks that
reveal much about Kane's life but not enough to
unlock the riddle of his dying breath.

A man stands by a lectern with a row of men in suits behind him and a large poster of himself above his head

Director: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton

Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: Film Studies, Media Studies

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