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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

  • Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
  • 1971 | 136mins | U.K., USA | (18)

Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control.


Set in a flamboyantly stylised near-future where gangs of disenfranchised teenagers indulge in narcotic cocktails and revel in acts of ‘ultraviolence’, the film centres on Alex (McDowell) and his band of droogs.