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Gladiatorerna (1969)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 25 June 1969 (Sweden)
Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Pentelow ...
British General
Frederick Danner ...
British Staff Officer
Hans Bendrik ...
Capt. Davidsson
Daniel Harle ...
French Officer
Hans Berger ...
West German Officer
Rosario Gianetti ...
American Officer
Tim Yum ...
Chinese Staff Officer
Kenneth Lo ...
Chinese Colonel
Björn Franzen ...
Swedish Colonel
Christer Gynge ...
Assistant Controller
Jürgen Schilling ...
East German Officer
Stefan Dillan ...
Russian Officer
Ugo Chiari ...
Italian Officer
Chandrakant Desai ...
Indian Officer
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Nigerian Officer
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Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.

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25 June 1969 (Sweden)  »

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The Gladiators  »

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(July 1970) First prize, Asteroide d'oro, at the International Festival of Science Fiction Film, Trieste, Italy, The jury was composed by Guido Piovene (president), Brian Aldiss, André S. Labarthe, Lajos Matos (of then Yugoslavia), and George Wallach. See more »

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Chinese Staff Officer: 700 million Chinese, armed with the thoughts of Chairman Mao, are just as many spiritual atom bombs.
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Powerful and memorable anti-war movie
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Stockholm the year it came out. I haven't seen it since, but I can remember many scenes vividly: that is a memorable movie. In addition to an ahead-of-his- time visual sense, the director added a feature, multiple subtitles, that I have never seen in a subsequent movie. Not just one or two languages, but every language spoken by the characters in the movie. That means Swedish, English, French, Spanish, Chinese... All appear stacked at the bottom of the screen (yet, amazingly, you can still see the action), minus whatever language is on the sound track at that moment; thus, the list shifts constantly as different actors speak. A little disconcerting at first, but it adds so much to the multicultural impact of the film. I hope someone brings it out on DVD.


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