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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.

Director:

Peter Watkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Pentelow Arthur Pentelow ... British General
Frederick Danner Frederick Danner ... British Staff Officer
Hans Bendrik Hans Bendrik ... Capt. Davidsson
Daniel Harle Daniel Harle ... French Officer
Hans Berger Hans Berger ... West German Officer
Rosario Gianetti Rosario Gianetti ... American Officer
Tim Yum Tim Yum ... Chinese Staff Officer
Kenneth Lo Kenneth Lo ... Chinese Colonel
Björn Franzen Björn Franzen ... Swedish Colonel
Christer Gynge Christer Gynge ... Assistant Controller
Jürgen Schilling Jürgen Schilling ... East German Officer
Stefan Dillan Stefan Dillan ... Russian Officer
Ugo Chiari Ugo Chiari ... Italian Officer
Chandrakant Desai Chandrakant Desai ... Indian Officer
George Harris ... 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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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden

Release Date:

25 June 1969 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gladiators See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandrews See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

(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 »

Quotes

British Staff Officer: [addressing the allied team] If I may use a boxing metaphor: you can win on points, but what we want is a knock-out.
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Powerful and memorable anti-war movie
31 May 2005 | by markwilsonseymourSee 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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