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DIRECTOR: Sidney Lumet
WRITER(S): Walter Bernstein (screenplay), Eugene Burdick (from the novel by), Harvey Wheeler (from the novel by)
RELEASED: 07 Oct 1964
ACTORS: Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Edward Binns
AVARDS: 3 nominations.
COUNTRY: USA
IMDB: 8.0/10
LANGUAGE: English
PLOT: A technical malfunction sends American planes to Moscow to deliver a nuclear attack. Can all-out war be averted?
RUNTIME: 112 mn.

SYNOPSIS:

This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military’s chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Working from a contemporary best seller, screenwriter Walter Bernstein and director Sidney Lumet wrench harrowing suspense from the doomsday fears of the Cold War era, making the most of a modest budget and limited sets to create an atmosphere of clammy claustrophobia and astronomically high stakes. Starring Henry Fonda as a coolheaded U.S. president and Walter Matthau as a trigger-happy political theorist, Fail Safe is a long-underappreciated alarm bell of a film, sounding an urgent warning about the deadly logic of mutually assured destruction.

Bir bilgisayar hatası sonucu Birleşik Devletler’in Moskova’ya yönelik nükleer saldırısı iptal edilemez. Bunun üzerine Başkan zararı tazmin etmek için New York’un bombalanmasını teklif eder…

Sidney Lumet’in yönettiği 1964 yapımı Fail Safe – Mutlak Savaş, Stanley Kubrick’in Dr. Strangelove filmiyle hemen hemen aynı zamanlarda vizyona girdiği için yeterli izleyiciye ulaşamamış filmlerden biri. Ama ilerleyen zamanlarda kült bir filme dönüşen bir başyapıt.

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