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The Ruling Class

6.7
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Original title
The Ruling Class
Year
Running time
154 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Peter Barnes
Music
John Cameron
Cinematography
Ken Hodges
Cast
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Producer
Keep Films
Genre
Comedy. Musical | Black Comedy. Satire. Religion
Synopsis / Plot
A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other somewhat-more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensues.
Awards
1972: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Peter O'Toole)
1972: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best English-Language Foreign Film
1972: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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