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Rating: 6.5 stars


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Seen on: 03/23/2017

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Fear and Desire (1953)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

War | Drama


A ficticious war in an unidentified country provides the setting for this drama. Four soldiers survive the crash-landing of their plane to find themselves in a forest six miles behind enemy lines. The group, led by Lt. Corby, has a plan: They’ll make their way to a nearby river, build a raft, and then, under cover of night, float back to friendly territory. Their plans for getting back safely are sidetracked by a young woman who stumbles across them as they hide in the woods, and by the nearby presence of an enemy general who one member of the group is determined to kill.

Length 62 minutes


Virginia Leith | David Allen | Stephen Coit | Paul Mazursky | Frank Silvera | Kenneth Harp

Viewing Notes

A very strange little movie that gets more self-assured as it goes along. It felt like it was shot linearly and that Kubrick became more comfortable with what he was doing as he progressed.


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