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Harold and Maude

With the idiosyncratic American fable "Harold and Maude", countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era. Working from a script by Colin Higgins, Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man (Bud Cort) from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian (Ruth Gordon). Equal parts gallows humour and romantic innocence, "Harold and Maude" dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age, and it features indelible performances and a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

Year: 1971
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Comedy, Cult Films / After Dark, Paul's Favourites, Counterculture, Best of the 1970s, Amy's Favourites, Spiritual Cinema, Alice Members' Top 100, Black Humour, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Hal Ashby
Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Cyril Cusack, Vivian Pickles
Duration: 91 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains medium level violence.
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