Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

O Lucky Man!
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Graham Crowden, Dandy Nichols

Young Mick Travis starts as a coffee salesman and in the end of this incredible 3-hour story he auditions for a Lindsay Anderson film. The journey inbetween offers stunning surrealistic twists and turns as he's thrown around like a pawn in a game. All of this is interspersed with songs performed on-screen by Alan Price. It's an unusual and ambitious but thoroughly enjoyable film, and a scathing commentary on capitalism. Several of the leading actors play multiple roles.