The 1967 film by the visionary director and docu-drama pioneer Peter Watkins is set in the near future (in '67) of the 1970s in an alternative semi-Fascist Britain. The main protagonist is a disappointed pop singer, Steven Shorter (musician Paul Jones), who is manipulated and ruled by corporations, censors and the Church, who try to turn him into a Messianic leader. A film which was ahead of its times.
Director: Peter WatkinsScreenplay: Norman BognerDirector of Photography: Peter SuschitzkyEditor: John TrumperMusic: Mike LeanderProducer: John Heyman, Peter WatkinsSales: Park Circus
Original title: Privilege Country: United Kingdom Year of production: 1967 Length (min): 103 Language: English Subtitles: Czech Section: PROFIL: Peter Suschitzky