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Year
1973
Runtime
178 min.
Director
Lindsay Anderson
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
6,215
Checks
1,188
Favs
128
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
10.8% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
21:1
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  1. elcid's avatar

    elcid

    Revolution is the opium of the intellectuals. 6 months 4 weeks ago
  2. senorroboto's avatar

    senorroboto

    Part of a loose trilogy of films directed by Lindsay Anderson, starting with If...., then this film, then Britannia Hospital. They're strange, playful films that bring to mind elements of the French New Wave. This one is 3-hour-long "journey of a man" epic in the vein of Little Big Man, Forrest Gump, or Being There, (Interesting to see how some of these movies feature characters with cognitive disabilities, painting them as a passive participant, a product of their times so that those times can be critiqued) but there's so much variety and unpredictability that it doesn't get dull. Lots of commentary on class and capitalism.

    If you like this, try Zazie dans le Metro, a totally bonkers Louis Malle movie about an unsinkable girl loose on the streets of Paris.
    3 years 10 months ago
  3. jacktrewin's avatar

    jacktrewin

    an instant favourite. a film of such scale and ambition but which still manages to create memorable characters and an overarching message. fantastic surrealism. don't be put off by the 3 hour running time, it wouldn't be the film it is if it were shorter 6 years 3 months ago
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