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A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick dissects the nature of violence in this darkly ironic, near-future satire, adapted from Anthony Burgess's novel.

Classical music-loving proto-punk Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence." 

After Alex is jailed for his sadistic behaviour, he submits to the Ludovico behaviour modification technique to earn his freedom; allowing the state to enact an equally sadistic rehabilitation as they condition him to abhor violence.

The most controversial of all of Kubrick's films, A Clockwork Orange was withdrawn from British release by the director after it left audiences stunned and led to a series of copycat crimes. 

27 years later it finally returned, after Kubrick's death in 1999, where it is now seen as the director intended: as a perfect parable of evil, exploring the limits to which society should go to maintain law and order.

Please note this screening will start at the advertised time with no ads or trailers.

Event Information

Running Time: 2hrs 13mins

BBFC Advice: 18

Director(s): Stanley Kubrick

Country of Origin: UK & USA

Year of release:

Language(s): English

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This is part of the The Luminaries: Stanley Kubrick season

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