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Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick McGee, Hardy Kruger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton, Marie Kean, Murray Melvin, Frank Middlemass, Andre Morell, Arthur O'Sullivan, Godfrey Quigley, Leonard Rossiter, Philip Stone
Director: Stanley Kubrick
UK: 187 mins
UK Certificate: PG
UK Release Date: 30 January 2009 (Limited Re-release - London, BFI)
William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel chronicles the exploits of Barry Lyndon (Ryan O'Neal), an Irish rogue who he makes his often ruthlessly ambitious way through the battlefields and boudoirs of 18th century Europe.
Arguably Kubrick's greatest achievement, this supremely elegant version of Thackeray's novel chronicles the progress of the titular Irish rogue as he makes his often ruthlessly ambitious way through the battlefields and boudoirs of 18th-century Europe.
British filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's pursuit of perfectionism results in stunning cinematography, a wonderfully droll narration, perfectly pitched performances and a judiciously assembled musical soundtrack. The film combines cruel irony, dry wit, and a proper sense of moral outrage at the injustices of the world.