Cast: Bacon Norman; Baderman Rupert; Barbarossa Joscik; Benson Anthony; Boswall John; Burton Richard; Cann David; Cooper Garry; Cusack Cyril; Donaghy Pip; Fisher Gregor; Flag Bob; Foss John; Frye Peter; Golightly John; Hughes John; Hurt John; Lloyd-Pack Roger; Munn Michael; Nicholas P.J.; Oldendorp Ole; Putt Robert; Saxon Rolf; Scurfield Matthew; Stacey Eddie; Trevena David; Walker James; Walters Hugh; Wilde Andrew; Wilson Carey; Gems Pam; Hamilton Suzanna; Hargreaves Christine; Kendall Merelina; Key Janet; Lennox Annie; Logan Phyllis; McKenzie Mitzi; Parsey Martha; Radford Lynne; Seddon Corinna; Stelfox Shirley; Clark Al; Davis John; Devereux Robert; Perry Simon; Rosenblum Marvin J.; Orwell George; Radford Michael; Deakins Roger; Muldowney Dominic; Porteus Emma; Priestley Tom; Brown Beryl; Buckley Lynne; Cellan Jones Simon; Collard Paul; Corke David; Craven Richard; Dalton Robin; Davies Mary; Gems Jonathan; Hemmings John; Nixon Sandra; O’Brien Sarah; Rains Sarah; Ross Jack; Smith Jack; Staffell Charles; Starr Rebecca; Sudbury Sue; Tasker Ann; Waldie Margaret; Wall Gerard; Watts Ene; Cameron Allan
Taglines: George Orwell’s Terrifying Vision Comes To The Screen.
Big Brother is Watching…
The year of the movie. The movie of the year.
Storyline: After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is the capital of Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. They try to escape Big Brother’s listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape…
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. In doing so, he becomes a thought-criminal. Winston begins to notice that a young Party member, Julia, is watching him. She wears the distinctive sash of the ultra-zealous Anti Sex League and Winston fears that she is an informant. However, to his surprise, she reveals herself as a subversive and they embark on an illicit and dangerous relationship. This prompts Winston to explore deeper the blur between propaganda and reality. Ultimately, it leads him to O’Brien – a member of the Inner Party who sets Winston on an irreversible course of discovery.