- Original title
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
- Running time
- 113 min.
- United Kingdom
Michael Radford (Novel: George Orwell)
Dominic Muldowney (Songs: Eurythmics)
Virgin / Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Production
Sci-Fi. Fantasy | Politics. Dystopia
- Movie Groups
George Orwell Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- In the year 1984, rocket bombs and rats prey on the inhabitants of the crumbling metropolis of London. Far away on the Malabar Front, a seemingly interminable war rages against Eastasia. The Ministry of Truth broadcasts ceaselessly to the population via its inescapable network of telescreens. These devices, which pervade all aspects of peoples' lives, are also capable of monitoring their every word and action. They form part of an elaborate surveillance system used by the Ministry of Love, and its dreaded agents the Thought Police, to serve their singular goal: the elimination of 'thoughtcrime'. Winston Smith is a Party worker - part of the vast social caste known as the Outer Party, the rank and file of the sprawling apparatus of government. Winston works in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth - the section charged with modifying historical news archives for consistency. When by chance Winston uncovers incontrovertible proof that the Party is lying, he embarks on a journey of self-questioning.
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Production Design/Art Direction
: Valladolid Film Festival: Best New Director and Best Actor (Richard Burton y John Hurt)
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