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Peter Medak United Kingdom, 1972

Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Ruling Class

A monumental (in most senses) satire on all that was established in England: class, religion, hierarchy and, above all, hypocrisy. The cast cheerfully enter into the demolition spirit of things although it's somewhat stodgy in appearance and pace, especially the second half. The intervening years have dimmed its satire, but it's no less relevant in aim, if not precise target, now - are our current rulers any better?