almost 2 years
Dark and bizarre, amazing debut by McDowell... I'm not sure it could be made today.
almost 6 years
Malcolm McDowell adds a level of charm that some may find compelling. A bit boring.
over 6 years
Great satire. I cackled the whole way through
ROSS EME GE
for me, the best movie of Anderson´s trilogy
if.... is a 1968 British drama film produced and directed by Lindsay Anderson satirizing English public school life. Famous for its depiction of a savage insurrection at a public school, the film is associated with the 1960s counterculture movement because it was filmed by a long-standing counter-culture director at the time of the student uprisings in Paris in May 1968. It includes controversial statements, such as: "There's no such thing as a wrong war. Violence and revolution are the only pure acts". It features surrealist sequences throughout the film. Upon release in the UK, it received an X certificate.
The film stars Malcolm McDowell in his first screen role and his first appearance as Anderson's "everyman" character Mick Travis. Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan, David Wood, and Robert Swann also star, and Rupert Webster is featured as the young boy Bobby Phillips.
if.... won the Palme d'Or at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. In 2004, the magazine Total Film named it the...