About

Satire about a traditional English boys' boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three Lower Sixth students, leader Mick Travis, Wallace and Johnny decide on a shocking course of action to redress the balance of privilege once and for all.

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Directed by

Lindsay Anderson

Written by

David Sherwin (Screenplay)
John Howlett (Writer)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Which side would you be on?

Cast

Keywords

england private school cult film revolution rebellion social satire free cinema satire

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