Zardoz (1973)

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Director: John Boorman
Cast: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, John Alderton, Sarah Kestelman

Synopsis

Some time in the future the population is kept at bay by 'brutals' at the behest of a god created by an effete class of intellectuals.

The Review

Connery's infiltration, Dorothy-like, of the wizard's mask gives the film its title. According to your mood and taste it is a supremely silly piece of pretentiousness or a treasure trove of cultural reference points for semioticians everywhere. Immensely enjoyable either way today, of course.