From the back of slipcase:
In A World Gone Mad, Reality Is The Ultimate Illusion.
Julie Christie and Nigel Hawthorne (The Madness of King George) star in this powerful adaptation of the acclaimed international best-seller by Doris Lessing.
In a society ravaged by post-nuclear anarchy, a middle-aged woman attempts to survive in a lawless city by discovering a world of Victorian slendor within herself. But when she takes responsiblity for an abandoned teenage girl, the two are drawn into the horrors of feral youth gangs who control the crumbling streets. What are the shocking rules of survival in this brutal world of the future? And what is the startling vision of truth from a fantasy world of the past?
In Doris Lessing's
Memoirs of a Survivor
Christopher Guard and introducing Leonie Mellinger
Screenplay by Kerry Crabbe and David Gladwell
Music composed by Mike Thorne
Produced by Michael Medwin and Penny Clark
Directed by David Gladwell
Color/116 Mins/Not Rated
Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1)
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