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David Lean United Kingdom, 1962

OFF_FRAME's rating of the film Lawrence of Arabia

Just re-watched the stunning 2012 restoration and there is hardly a minute wasted in this compelling, engaging and superbly well written epic about a man's search for identity. Aside from the dodgy make-up and suspect ethnic casting the film is an incredible achievement for a time before CGI and crowd compositing. Even the middle-eastern politics are surprisingly resonant. recommended! 5 stars