FAHRENHEIT 451

A film by François Truffaut

Cast : Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner, Julie Christie

1966 / original title : FAHRENHEIT 451 / 113’ / Color / status : completed / long feature-film / French catalog

Based on the novel by Ray Bradbury ‘Fahrenheit 451′ Books are the enemy! That is why, in an unnamed country at an unspecified time, reading is strictly forbidden. The fire brigade’s sole mission is not to put fires out but to hunt down people who possess books and to reduce these objects to ashes. Montag, a zealous fireman and a citizen who is respectful of institutions, comes across Clarisse, a young schoolteacher who causes him to have doubts about his job. Gradually he too discovers a love of books.