One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Director Milos Forman /America/1975/ Colour/133’/ English

Director Milos Forman Screenplay Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman Producer Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas DoP Haskell Wexler Editor Richard Chew, Lynzee Klingman, Sheldon Kahn Cast Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, William Redfield

Mc Murphy has a criminal background and he is sentenced to prison for statutory rape of a 15 year old. To escape from the heavy labour at prison he acts like mentally ill and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. There, he meets with authoritarian, suppressive, arrogant and abusive nurse Ratched.  Ratched soon sees the lively and disobedient presence of Mc Murphy as a threat to her authority. Mc Murphy along with the inmates takes rebellious stance against the nurse.