A Clockwork Orange

Uhrwerk Orange
On the dreary outskirts of the London of the future, a gang of thugs tyrannises the neighbourhood. The leader, Alex, however, is not without his detractors within the group and after a murder, his “Droogs” turn their backs on him. In prison, Alex is subjected to a new form of therapy, sensitising him to the sound of Beethoven’s “Ninth”. Back on the streets, he narrowly escapes a revenge attack by previous victims of his violence. After recovering from a suicide attempt, Alex is considered “cured” ... Bowler hats and combat boots, worn with white jersey. The Droogs’ aggressive uniforms hold a special place in the collective memory of moviegoers and fashionistas. But for her debut film, Milena Canonero created many more elements of a “mask of violence” for the protagonist Alex. In 2006, Marisa Buovolo wrote, “they ranged from a futuristic outfit as a terrifying costume for his violent acts, to a blood-red, Edwardian-style coat as an opulent expression of his virility, to a shabby suit symbolising his loss of self-determination and final fusion with the seemingly flawless mask of government power”.
by Stanley Kubrick
with Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke, James Marcus, Michael Tarn, Carl Duering
United Kingdom / USA 1971 English 136’ Colour Rating R16


  • Malcolm McDowell
  • Patrick Magee
  • Adrienne Corri
  • Michael Bates
  • Warren Clarke
  • James Marcus
  • Michael Tarn
  • Carl Duering


Written and Directed by Stanley Kubrick adapted from the novel “Clockwork Orange” (1962) by Anthony Burgess
Cinematography John Alcott
Editing Bill Butler
Music Walter Carlos
Sound Brian Blamey
Production Design John Barry
Art Director Russell Hagg, Peter Sheilds
Costumes Milena Canonero
Wardrobe Supervision Ron Beck
Make-Up Fred Williamson, George Partleton, Barbara Daly
Producer Stanley Kubrick

Produced by

Polaris Productions, Inc./Hawks Films Ltd.

Additional information

Copy: Warner Bros. Pictures Germany, Hamburg