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Brave New World (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  7 March 1980 (USA)
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In a future society based on pleasure without moral worries, love is prohibited but casual sex, now called 'engaging', is strongly encouraged. Everyone is kept happy with a legal drug, soma... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Linda Lysenko
Thomas Grambell
Lenina Disney
Kristoffer Tabori ...
John Savage
Helmholz Watson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonelle Allen ...
Fanny Crowne
Beta lighthouse guard
Tara Buckman ...
Alpha Teacher
Nigel Bullard ...
Plant Manager
Shane Butterworth
Lee Chamberlin ...
Head Nanny Nurse


In a future society based on pleasure without moral worries, love is prohibited but casual sex, now called 'engaging', is strongly encouraged. Everyone is kept happy with a legal drug, soma. People are hatched and cloned on conveyor belts to meet the requirements of five different social classes, from ruling Alphas to robot-like Epsilons. Bernard Marx is a different Alpha male with an inclination to thinking. He and a girl called Lenina Disney go visit a reservation of 'savages' where they meet a handsome young man John and bring him back to 'civilization'. John turns out to be the son of the director of the cloning authority, which causes a scandal and makes John a celebrity freak. John falls in love with Lenina but his desire is ruined by his antiquated sexual morale derived from reading Shakespeare. John hates the over-social but anti-emotional civilization, asks to be sent to live in isolation, and gets a job as a lighthouse guard. But even there he can't forget Lenina or escape ... Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Mustapha Mond: You see, Mr. Savage, my special conditioning has allowed for all this, even though it's prohibited to everyone else. For those of us who must ultimately guide others to do what is right, it is imperative to understand the lure of what is wrong.
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If thou hast nature in thee, bear it not!
14 March 2008 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Here we are, jolly good fellows of the Balliol College at Oxford making some good old fun of the ever prevalent lack of human substance among the peasantry. "Brave New World" is to the common intellectual that what has been labeled an English national trait in "Trainspotting". You could also liken watching the film to drinking some home brewed apple wine, more prominently known as Soma in the terminology of the Rigveda, a golden stream of delight in the face of those ever smiling Americans and these "I know not what I do" pseudo emancipated university who... cuties, Gammas and Betas that is. If that doesn't sweeten your day, what ever will? Shakespeare quotes perhaps? No? Well, you can't please everyone. Those on the other hand whose eyes already lightened up with the glee of the person who sees its investment finally coming to fruition cannot miss by watching this film, for it was made for them, an almost private and quite definitely guilty pleasure.

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