Zardoz (1974)

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zardoz_500In the year 2293, the Earth is polarised into two groups.

The Brutals are a crude and vicious people inhabiting the Outlands.

They are ruled over by the Elite, who employ a group of killers called the Exterminators (who run around in orange underpants!) to keep the Brutals at bay.

Then one of the Exterminators, Zed (Sean Connery) starts to question his faith in the group and their god, Zardoz.

Poor Sean Connery - Burt Reynolds obviously knew what he was doing when he said "no" to this film.

Yet, thanks to Geoffrey Unsworth's stunning photography, this patently silly story - telling of a rebellion against sexless intellectualism and soulless technology - has become one of those "risible but unmissable" cult movies, whose main attraction now is the unintentional comedy.

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Zed
Sean Connery
Consuella
Charlotte Rampling
May
Sara Kestelman
Friend
John Alderton
Avalow
Sally Anne Newton
Arthur Frayn
Niall Buggy
George Saden
Bosco Hogan
Apathetic
Jessica Swift
Star
Bairbre Dowling
Old Scientist
Christopher Casson
Death
Reginald Jarman
Voice of Tabernacle
David De Keyser

Director
John Boorman

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