The Prisoner


Banged up for treason, Cardinal Alec Guinness gets the mental thumbscrews from inquisitor Jack Hawkins in Peter Glenville's taut two-hander. It does struggle to transcend its stage origins, but watching Guinness's wily cool melt into panic and shame is a gripper. Pity about the feeble extras, especially as this flick touched enough nerves to be banned from both the Venice and Cannes Film Festivals.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 1st 2005

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