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Malcolm McDowell

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Released: 9th June 2014. Allegorical drama from director Lindsay Anderson in which a group of non-conformist students lead a revolt against their oppressive masters at an English private school. Parallels are drawn in the film between the bullying, inflexible and snobbish approach of the schoolmasters to their pupils, led by the rebellious Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell), and the dysfunction and injustice of the British class system at large. As Mick and his gang of cohorts indulge in acts of petty disobedience, such as heading into town to try and seduce a local waitress, the school's acts of retribution, led by Rowntree (Robert Swann), become increasingly cruel and malicious. Finally, the students are provoked into open rebellion, the bloody nature of which shocked a number of commentators at the time and led to claims that the film aimed to provoke a violent uprising in society as a whole.

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  • Details

    Released:
    9th June 2014
    Category:
    Drama
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Barcode:
    5060000701388
  • Description

    Allegorical drama from director Lindsay Anderson in which a group of non-conformist students lead a revolt against their oppressive masters at an English private school. Parallels are drawn in the film between the bullying, inflexible and snobbish approach of the schoolmasters to their pupils, led by the rebellious Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell), and the dysfunction and injustice of the British class system at large. As Mick and his gang of cohorts indulge in acts of petty disobedience, such as heading into town to try and seduce a local waitress, the school's acts of retribution, led by Rowntree (Robert Swann), become increasingly cruel and malicious. Finally, the students are provoked into open rebellion, the bloody nature of which shocked a number of commentators at the time and led to claims that the film aimed to provoke a violent uprising in society as a whole.
    Region Code:
    Region B
    Duration:
    112 minutes
    Extras:
    Language(s): English, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1.66, Booklet, Bonus Footage, Commentary: Film critic and historian David Robinson; Actor Malcolm McDowell, Interviews: Producer Michael Medwin, writers David Sherwin and John Howlett, editor David Gladwell, production manager Gavrik Losey, cameraman Brian Harris and actors David Wood, Hugh Thomas, Geoffrey Chater, Philip Bagenal and Sean Bury, Short films by Lindsay Anderson: 'Three Installations', 'Henry' and 'Thursday's Children', Trailers
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