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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
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4,278 Ratings

FAHRENHEIT 451

Directed by François Truffaut
United Kingdom, 1966
Sci-Fi, Drama

Synopsis

In a dystopian future, the government has strictly forbidden reading and outlawed all books. Montag, a zealous fireman and a reputable citizen, is asked to make sure all books are burned. However, when meets the young schoolteacher and book-lover Clarisse, he begins to question his actions.

Synopsis

In a dystopian future, the government has strictly forbidden reading and outlawed all books. Montag, a zealous fireman and a reputable citizen, is asked to make sure all books are burned. However, when meets the young schoolteacher and book-lover Clarisse, he begins to question his actions.

Our take

For his only English-language film, and his first film in colour, Truffaut adapts a classic of American dystopian science fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. An intriguing, underrated depiction of the terror of totalitarianism, starring Oskar Werner & Julie Christie, and shot by Nicolas Roeg.