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Stanley Kubrick

Paths of Glory

A French army officer (Kirk Douglas) defends three soldiers accused of cowardice during WWI.

Image from Paths of Glory

USA 1957
Dir Stanley Kubrick
With Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready
88min
35mm (4, 25 May), Digital (6 May)
Certificate PG

This powerful anti-war film, inspired by true events, follows a French army officer (Douglas) defending three soldiers against a charge of cowardice in the trenches of WWI. Using black and white to create a further sense of bleakness, and masterful tracking shots to reinforce a sense of impending doom, Kubrick shines a light on the hypocrisy of the military and the powerless men they have control over.


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