In a dystopian future where the government has outlawed all books, it is a fireman’s job to make sure they are all burned. When one firefighter meets a young book-lover, he begins to question his actions.
For his only English-language film, and his first film in colour, Truffaut adapts a classic of American dystopian science fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. An intriguing, underrated depiction of the terror of totalitarianism, starring Oskar Werner & Julie Christie, and shot by Nicolas Roeg.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy