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1984 (1984)  link to 1984 on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 2643

poster 1984

IMDb Rating:
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7.1/10 (63464 votes)

Country: UK, 113 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Sci-Fi

Director(s): Michael Radford

Storyline:
Longing for freedom, a lowly, hapless Outer Circle bureaucrat of the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith, summons up the courage to write down his unspoken desires in his little secret diary, in itself an illegal act. Serving silently at the pleasure of the grim, autocratic hyper-state of Oceania, Smith knows the INGSOC (English Socialist Party)'s supreme leader, the omnipotent Big Brother, watches his every move. As the permanent totalitarian government tightens its suffocating stranglehold more and more, Smith meets Julia, another rebel, and a dangerous clandestine affair begins. There's no turning back. Sooner or later, the illicit couple will have to pay as sex is meant for procreation only and deriving pleasure from it is also a crime, an intimate one often reported by one of the participants to the terrifying Thought Police. What makes a good citizen?

Cast:

photo John Hurt John Hurt Winston Smith
photo Richard Burton Richard Burton O'Brien
photo Suzanna Hamilton Suzanna Hamilton Julia
photo Cyril Cusack Cyril Cusack Charrington
photo Gregor Fisher Gregor Fisher Parsons

Medium: Unknown,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1