Gladiatorerna (The Gladiators) (Peace Game)
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Gladiatorerna (The Gladiators) (Peace Game)
War becomes a sort of global game show in this darkly witty mock-documentary satire from filmmaker Peter Watkins. In the waning days of the 20th Century, the world's major military powers have come to the conclusion it's no longer economically feasible to maintain standing armies and continue the arms race. Instead, the superpowers agree to settle their differences through the Peace Games, a series of regularly scheduled military exercises in which soldiers from different countries are organized into teams who fight it out on global satellite television, with a pasta company sponsoring… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here, Watkins employs a type of absurdist humor - one might retrospectively call it a Pythonesque element - that would for the most part drop out of his subsequent work."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Plays as if it were current reality TV fare."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Watkins was reacting against Vietnam, but his assessment can easily be translated into today's hotbed political climate."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
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