Gladiatorerna (The Gladiators) (Peace Game) (1969)
Release Date: Oct 21, 1971 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 256
War becomes a sort of global game show in this darkly witty mock-documentary satire from filmmaker Peter Watkins. In the waning days of the 20th Century, the world's major military powers have come to the conclusion it's no longer economically feasible to maintain standing armies and continue the arms race. Instead, the superpowers agree to settle their differences through the Peace Games, a series of regularly scheduled military exercises in which soldiers from different countries are organized
Oct 21, 1971 Wide
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Here, Watkins employs a type of absurdist humor - one might retrospectively call it a Pythonesque element - that would for the most part drop out of his subsequent work.
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