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About Punishment Park

Rating:
R
Year Released:
1971
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
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Peter Watkins’s brutal documentary-style Punishment Park follows two groups of young political dissidents: one during a tribunal hearing, and the second in the Punishment Park trial, a desperate race through 53 miles of desert. Prisoners found guilty by the tribunal are given a choice: prison time, or, upon completion of the Punishment Park exercise, freedom. However, with National Guardsmen in close pursuit of the prisoners, hostility and violence quickly erupts. Exploring themes of police brutality, security politics, and human survival psychology, Punishment Park is as relevant and shocking today as it was over 40 years ago. Contains mature content, including violence, brutality, and language. (35mm Presentation)

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