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34 Ratings

End of the Road

Directed by Aram Avakian
United States, 1970


After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to “The Farm”, a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English lecturer and begins a disastrous affair with Rennie, the wife of a colleague.

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End of the Road Directed by Aram Avakian

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1970 | Directors' Fortnight

Locarno International Film Festival

1970 | Winner: Golden Leopard

Critics reviews

Somehow it works, as the kind of mad mélange of 1970 anger-confusion J. Hoberman might call a “whatsit,” similar in spirit to William Klein, Robert Downey, Sr., and Melvin Van Peebles. DP Gordon Willis’s first credit, it may be, per Kael, “camp paranoia,” but it’s a thought-provoking eyeful.
January 28, 2015
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The ensuing abortion scene is truly harrowing, and far more potent and tough than the fashionable counterculture satire that precedes it.
March 01, 2013
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