Hugh Hudson | 1981 | UK | 124mins | Ben Cross, Ian Charleson and Nicholas Farrell
It’s Vangelis time! Scheduled to coincide with the national fervour of the Olympic Games, here is a chance to reflect on a bit of British triumph – one of the most iconic uses of slow motion of all time. An Oscar-winning epic, Chariots of Fire explores the limits of religious conviction and the barriers of prejudice that are reached and overcome when two runners compete in the 1924 Olympics. The fact-based story focuses on Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice. Complementing the inspirational tone and big themes are some glorious shots of young men running along beaches in their white kits, spattered by sand and rain.
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