About the film
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Actors: Helen Mirren, Malcolm McDowell, Rachel Roberts, Ralph RichardsonIn this extraordinary mix of wickedness, energy, humour and folly, Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) plays Mick Travis, a tenacious and determined young man. Starting off as a coffee salesman, Mick is soon promoted within his company. But then a series of bizarre obstacles occur: fatal car accidents, crooked cops, a stint as a laboratory "guinea pig," and seductive customers all threaten Mick’s trajectory toward success. As Mick becomes smitten with the gorgeous Patricia (Helen Mirren), he winds up working for her father, the sinister executive Sir James Burgess (Ralph Richardson), where things progressively get stranger.
NOMINATED: Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 1973
WINNER: Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Music, BAFTA Awards 1974
NOMINATED: Best Original Score, Golden Globes 1974