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Films To Watch Before You Die #16 - A Clockwork Orange (1971)

D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die...

A Clockwork Orange, 1971.

Written and Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Michael Tarn, James Marcus, Warren Clarke and David Prowse.

A Clockwork Orange is Stanley Kubrick’s highly stylised and controversial adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel. The film depicts a dystopian Britain plagued with youth gangs, crime, rape and ultra violence.

The story follows Alex (McDowell) a charming, but unhinged leader of a small youth gang who spend their time robbing, raping and generally committing crimes. Alex leads his little gang on a crime spree that sees them rape a woman and cripple her husband in their own home. The spree continues, but with his droogs unhappy with Alex’s leadership they set him up to get caught and imprisoned. The government then attempts to rehabilitate Alex using controversial psychological conditioning,

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