Watched: April 5 2019
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis, Ian Hendry, Alfred Lynch, Roy Kinnear, Jack Watson, Michael Redgrave, Norman Bird
Runtime: 2h 3min
Hey kids! Are you stuck at home? Feeling increasingly bored, frustrated and lonely? Longing for society to return to normal? Well then, have we got the perfect uplifting movie for you!
The Hill has it all: sadism, inhumanity, madness, cruelty, injustice and an overhanging sense of impending doom.
Sure, it might leave you depressed and disillusioned, but it could also put your own situation into perspective.
Seriously though, The Hill is horrible and great and disturbing. It’s one of those movies we would never watch again (too frustrating!) but that we’re very grateful we’ve seen. And we’ll never stop encouraging others to watch it (although we’re not really selling it, are we..?). You can feel, smell and taste it. It is extremely intense, but worth watching, if only just once.
What we learned: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Also, no one wins…
Next time: The Ipcress File (1965)