In a dystopian future Britain, an “ultraviolent” teenager is convicted and sent to prison for murder and rape, where he learns of an experimental program to rehabilitate criminals. Based on Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel of the same name.
Widely acclaimed and considered one of the most controversial, yet influential films of the 20th century. A political and social commentary, directed with precision and brilliance by Stanley Kubrick. Notable use of the wide-angle lens and interesting composition throughout.
Splendid performance from Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge, whose delinquency is mixed with an inexpicable charisma. He is our guide into a strange, yet hauntingly possible future – one of failed communism and failing fascism. A striking portrayal of political extremism and government demagoguery.
A classical music soundtrack featuring works by Rossini and Beethoven.
Considered a landmark film for the relaxation of violence censorship in cinema. However, it was rated “X” upon original release in the US, due to sexually explicit and violent scenes. In Britain, it was linked (and blamed for) some high-profile crime cases which lead Kubrick to be forced to controversially withdraw the film from distribution, making it very difficult to watch in the country for the next 27 years.
A Clockwork Orange Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Adrienne Corri, Miriam Karlin