Peter Watkins, 1969. 91 min. Sweden.
In English, Mandarin, French, German and Swedish with English subtitles.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 - 7:30PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 9 - 10PM
"THE GLADIATORS happens not only to be a beautifully constructed suspense thriller but also one of the finest anti-war films of recent years, a cool and cogent commentary on international militarism, the entrenchment of The System and, with piercing bitterness, the ultimate sameness of systems. ... There is subtlety and sophistication in the construction, a steady undergrowth of suspense and a morally devastating conclusion to be reached—all by way of imaginative cinema and beautiful technique." (New York Magazine)
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