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1970s

A Clockwork Orange

Released 1971 Rating X in UK
Director Stanley Kubrick Writer/s Stanley Kubrick
Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke, Michael Bates, Miriam Karlin, Margaret Tyzack, Steven Berkoff
Source of story Book of the same name by Anthony Burgess
Elevator Pitch A gang of violent delinquents terrorise the urban area they inhabit until their leader is apprehended and undergoes aversion therapy, preventing him being violent again, but when his case becomes a political football anything can happen.
Content Much extreme violence, including nudity and rape and some extraordinary sexual symbolism.
A View The violence of the film caused the director to withdraw it in UK after, it is rumoured, he received death threats. But like it or not, it is one of those films you have to see.

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