A dark tale of human resilience, George Orwell's dystopian vision of a totalitarian future is a landmark of science fiction storytelling. 1984 tells the story of one man's struggle under the constant surveillance of Big Brother.
Winston Smith lives in totalitarian Oceania, employed to rewrite the history books for the Ministry of Truth in order to perpetuate a false legacy. Disillusioned by the state of affairs and ill with the burden of lies, his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the 'Ministry of Love', he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien, an imperious leader determined to not only control his thoughts but crush his soul.
- Fantastic all-star cast including John Hurt and Richard Burton.
- Based on the seminal novel by George Orwell.
“As fine an adaptation as possible” - The New York Times