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If.... (1968)

Director:
Lindsay Anderson
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
GENRE
Drama/Thriller/Fantasy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
If....
RUNNING TIME
111 minutes
Producer:
Lindsay Anderson
Michael Medwin
Screenwriter:
David Sherwin
John Howlett


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Mick Travis Malcolm McDowell
Johnny David Wood
Wallace Richard Warwick
The Girl Christine Noonan
Bobby Phillips Rupert Webster

 

Review

Lindsay Anderson's once controversial film about the riots of emotionally and sexually oppressed 1960s British public school pupils still retains its edge and distinction after forty years. Malcolm McDowell's cocky performance is the source of the arrogance he and his buddies shoved down contemporary rigid British throats. And Anderson's delicious, often random stylistics only complemented the chaos which his characters embraced. The Cannes jury was in awe, the outside world watched appalled, and Malcolm McDowell became a sought-after name.

 

Copyright 16.6.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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