If... - The Masters of Cinema Series Blu-ray
Starring Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Robert Swann, Peter Jeffrey, Christine Noonan, Arthur Lowe, Mona Washbourne, Rupert Webster, Hugh Thomas
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
Allegorical drama from director Lindsay Anderson in which a group of non-conformist students lead a revolt against their oppressive masters at an English private school.
Parallels are drawn in the film between the bullying, inflexible and snobbish approach of the schoolmasters to their pupils, led by the rebellious Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell), and the dysfunction and injustice of the British class system at large.
As Mick and his gang of cohorts indulge in acts of petty disobedience, such as heading into town to try and seduce a local waitress, the school's acts of retribution, led by Rowntree (Robert Swann), become increasingly cruel and malicious.
Finally, the students are provoked into open rebellion, the bloody nature of which shocked a number of commentators at the time and led to claims that the film aimed to provoke a violent uprising in society as a whole.
- Format: Blu-ray
- Region: B
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5060000701388
- Catalogue number: EKA70138
- Studio: Eureka
- Release date: 09/06/2014
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Col & B/W