After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is a city in Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. They try to escape Big Brother's listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape... Written by
The year of the movie. The movie of the year.
See more »
Did You Know?
Sonia Orwell, George Orwell
's widow, signed the contract to allow this movie to be made, on 1st December 1980, whilst in hospital. Nine days later Mrs Orwell passed away. Orwell's widow had originally wanted to have full artistic control over the production but in the end relinquished this when she agreed to the terms and conditions of the contract and signed it. See more
Winston reads a newspaper article titled "INSOC IN RELATION TO CHESS BROTHER WINS." The party name should be spelled "INGSOC." See more
This is our land. A land of peace and of plenty. A land of harmony and hope. This is our land. Oceania. These are our people. The workers, the strivers, the builders. These are our people. The builders of our world, struggling, fighting, bleeding, dying. On the streets of our cities and on the far-flung battlefields. Fighting against the mutilation of our hopes and dreams. Who are they?
The movie begins with the title "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." See more
Referenced in Sphere
Written & Performed by The Eurythmics
(VHS version only) See more