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409 Ratings

The Century of the Self

Directed by Adam Curtis
United Kingdom, 2002
Documentary, TV Movie


Adam Curtis’ acclaimed BBC documentary series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty.

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The Century of the Self Directed by Adam Curtis

Critics reviews

As with all great nonfiction, the content is not the only king. Curtis is a master craftsman and Self prizes structural mystery, visual wit and dynamic, caustic editing over the simple conveying of message. Curtis’s films are kaleidoscopic powerhouses that unnerve and thrill. This is lion-like cinema and it should be required viewing.
October 03, 2013
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