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533 Ratings

O Lucky Man!

Directed by Lindsay Anderson
United Kingdom, 1973
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe.

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O Lucky Man! Directed by Lindsay Anderson

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1973 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1974 | 2 wins including: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Golden Globes (USA)

1974 | Nominee: Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Critics reviews

O Lucky Man!, about many different aspects of British society, none of which he or Sherwin knew at first-hand, involved a more intellectual, editorial kind of engagement [than If….]. The film is not wholly comic, and there are many sequences in which Anderson’s unforced ire is powerfully evident, but in O Lucky Man! he comes close to being a mere satirist.
December 14, 2017
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