1936 / comedy / original title : MODERN TIMES / 87’ / status : completed / long feature-film / French catalog
Subjected to the infernal production rate of the factory, a model worker suddenly has a nervous breakdown and goes mad. From hospital, to prison, to unemployment, the Little Tramp gets caught up in the sprockets and cogs of modern industrialization. That is, until he comes across a beautiful orphaned gamine, whom he helps escape from the police. How to break free from the constraints of modern life? Chaplin provides a critical look at productivity in the early 20th century… and well beyond!
A newly restored 2K-resolution digital transfer of Modern Times from Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Criterion Collection is now available, with an outstanding new recording of the original score restored and conducted by Timothy Brock and performed by the NDR Radiophilharmonie Orchestra.