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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (15)

Monday 22 May 2017 to Thursday 25 May 2017

One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (15)

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  • Director Milos Forman
  • Origin USA
  • Year 1975
  • Duration 134 minutes

Adapted from Ken Kesey’s novel, the film centres on Randle McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a convict who simulates mental illness in the hope that a transfer to a psychiatric hospital might ensure an early release. But he hasn’t bargained for the rigid regimen of Nurse Ratched (a superb Louise Fletcher), who dislikes his disruptive – though he would say liberating – effect on the ward.

Inspired casting (Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif and Christopher Lloyd are among the patients) and Forman’s naturalistic direction lend authenticity to the proceedings, so that the film succeeds both as an anti-authoritarian parable and as an affecting reminder of the psychiatric practises of the past.

Winner of five Oscars in 1976 for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.


  • Thursday, May 25, 2017Book18:00