If.... (1968)
December 1, 2022 2:54 PM - Subscribe

In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Available on Hoopla and Kanopy in the U.S., and in the Criterion Collection, as well as on various services for pay. JustWatch listing.
posted by johnofjack (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
How seriously is the ending meant to be taken, given some of the surreal content before it? Is it the equivalent of young Pink's daydream after being humiliated before his classmates? An actual lashing-out, like the end of Zero for Conduct? I don't know.

Is it considered problematic now (esp. in the U.S., given the government's inaction in re: mass murders)? I don't know.

Did it find it unusual and thoroughly engaging? Yes.
posted by johnofjack at 2:57 PM on December 1, 2022 [1 favorite]

My question about "if..." from 2013. And a note on the music: Missa Luba.
posted by Rash at 6:18 PM on December 2, 2022 [1 favorite]

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