In the heart of London in 1968, the Beat generation of Ginsberg, the Black Panthers and the pop counterculture, three young English men, horrified by the photos of a wounded Vietnamese child, try to understand the spiral of violence of the Vietnam War and to overcome the feeling it gives them. Through songs, testimonies, and public demonstrations, Peter Brook signs one of his greatest works: A satirical film with devastating irony about the absurdity of war.
Director: Peter Brook.
Writers: Peter Brook (adaptation), Denis Cannan (play), Michael Kustow, Michael Scott.
Stars: Mark Jones, Pauline Munro, Eric Allan, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Mary Allen, Ian Hogg, Glenda Jackson, Joanne Lindsay, Hugh Sullivan, Kingsley Amis, Peggy Ashcroft, James Cameron, Stokely Carmichael, Tom Driberg, Paul Scofield, Patrick Wymark.
1968 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.