"Gentleman! You can't fight in here. It's the war room!" A brilliant black comedy/farce from a director not exactly known for his sense of humour. Pitch perfect direction, photography, art design and performances. Love how efforts to stop the end of the world are compromised by ridiculous bureaucracy - that is surely how it would happen in real life?
I am not a Kubrickian. I love his work starting with "The Killing" up to and including "Lolita." Everything else stymies me. However, I am always aware of his brilliance. This film is as clever as it gets and bug-eyed acting and close-ups were never used more skillfully. That said, I do not want to see any of his movies again.
Violente satire antimilitariste et critique acerbe de l'armement nucléaire, ce film (d)étonnant reste un monument d'humour noir et de comédie grinçante. A noter, en particulier, l'excellente prestation de Peters Sellers, interprétant trois rôles différents ! www.cinefiches.com
One more masterpiece by Kubrick filled with great comic performances. Probably the best political satire ever made. Peter Sellers is amazing, managed to play three different characters so well that the public is incapable of distinguish them. A common theme among his movies is the relation Humanity-Machine. While in 2001 we find the humanity subdued to the machine, here we find the machine at our disposal.