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Lindsay Anderson United Kingdom, 1973

Adam Whybray's rating of the film O Lucky Man!

3.0 for the experience of watching. 5.0 for its sheer ambition, ideological rigour and coruscating soured humanism. The blackface is a grotesque embarrassment, but otherwise it is all relentlessly on-point and brutally disheartening when you realise that Britain of 2018 is in many ways still the Britain of 1973. The Masonic Northern working-man's club is a peculiar vision of Hell. I <3 McDowell's demonic-angelic face