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A Clockwork Orange

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A Clockwork Orange

Certificate
18 Certificate
Title
131 Mins
Released
1971
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Packshot of A Clockwork Orange
Certificate
18 Certificate
Released
1971
Duration
131 Mins

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. London in the future is under totalitarian rule. Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his ultra-violent gang of droogs listen to Beethoven and walk the streets, fighting and raping. But after Alex is jailed for beating a woman to death with her own sculpture, he is subjected to brutal behaviour modification techniques. Alex's personality changes completely and he becomes the victim when he is released from prison. Contains strong violence and sexual violence.

Cast & Connections

Director

Screen Writer

Cast

  • Malcolm McDowell,
  • Patrick Magee,
  • Michael Bates,
  • Warren Clarke,
  • John Clive,
  • Adrienne Corri and
  • Carl Duering

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Did you know?

  • This film was adapted from Anthony Burgess's controversial novel.
  • This film was banned in the UK for over twenty five years.
  • Malcolm McDowell, who plays Alex, reportedly suffered a number of injuries while filming. He is said to have suffered broken ribs, a scratch cornea in his eye and he nearly drowned while filming the trough sequence.

Film Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated 4

    • 1971 Best Picture - Stanley Kubrick
    • 1971 Directing - Stanley Kubrick
    • 1971 Editing - Bill Butler
    • 1971 Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) - Stanley Kubrick
  • BAFTA Awards nominated 6

    • 1972 Art Direction - John Barry
    • 1972 Cinematography - John Alcott
    • 1972 Direction - Stanley Kubrick
    • 1972 Film Editing - Bill Butler
    • 1972 Screenplay - Stanley Kubrick
    • 1972 Soundtrack - Bill Rowe, John Jordan, Brian Blamey
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated 3

    • 1972 Best Director - Motion Picture - Stanley Kubrick
    • 1972 Best Motion Picture - Drama
    • 1972 Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama - Malcolm McDowell

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