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Hans Bendrik in The Gladiators

The Gladiators

1970 NR

Director Peter Watkins raises the global obsession with professional sports to a fever pitch in this biting political satire, set in a futuristic world where tournaments are often fought to the death. As part of a series of televised military games, a team of gladiators must overcome obstacles to reach a predetermined goal. But when the human spirit exceeds the game's boundaries, officials must resort to extreme measures to keep it in check.