As war is about to break out, a party of wealthy English schoolboys is flown to the supposed safety of the South Pacific. But their plane crashes on a lonely island and, left without adult guidance, their little society begins to fall apart.
Eventually, they revert to savagery.
This compelling film, adapted from William Golding’s allegorical novel, has many tense moments and is infinitely superior to the 1990 remake (which had American military cadets in place of the original English private school pupils).
Produced on a shoestring budget of $250,000, this experimental production, a seminal work of independent filmmaking, used an inexperienced cast and crew to relive the frightening fable.