A Clockwork Orange (Uhrwerk Orange)
USA, 1971 | Length: 136min | FSK: 16 | Director: Stanley Kubrick Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Clive Francis, Patrick Magee

Stanley Kubrick (»The Shining«, »Full Metal Jacket«) dissects the nature of violence in this darkly ironic, near-future satire, adapted from Anthony Burgess' novel, following classical music-loving proto-punk delinquent Alex McDowell and his small gang of thugs. The ultra-stylish, excessively violent sci-fi cult film chronicles the horrific crime spree of Alex's gang, his capture, and attempted rehabilitation via controversial psychological conditioning. Ambitious and stylized, Kubrick's poignantly prophetic satire of crime and punishment, redemption and free will, received Oscar nominations as Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, and remains as unsettling and shocking today as the day it was released. Disturbing and thought-provoking, this cold, dystopian nightmare is a mind shattering cinematic experience.