Fear and Desire

Fear and Desire

Fear and Desire

Stanley Kubrick's feature debut, a war survival film centred on four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines. With friendly territory six miles away, the team plan to build a raft and float covertly to safety in the dead of night. However, when they come across a local peasant girl the horrors of war quickly become apparent.

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Fear and Desire / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

If Fear and Desire is uneven and sometimes reveals an experimental rather than a polished exterior, its over-all effect is entirely worthy of the sincere effort put into it.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

For all its heavy-handed gloom and stylistic unevenness, Fear and Desire has a certain fierceness that's hard to shake.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

Treat it like a wobbly, precocious demo from a 24-year-old with mighty aspirations...

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