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Barry Lyndon (1975) | Details

Plot Summary

In the eighteenth century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady (Gay Hamilton). When Nora gets engaged to British Captain John Quin (Leonard Rossiter), Barry challenges him to a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without an alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War. He deserts and is forced to join the Prussian Army, where he saves the life of his Captain and becomes his protégé and spy of Irish gambler Chevalier de Balibari (Patrick Magee). He helps Chevalier and becomes his associate until he decides to marry the wealthy Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson). They move to England and Barry, in his obsession of nobility, dissipates her fortune and makes a dangerous and revengeful enemy.

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Release Date

UK
(london)
1975-12-11
Australia
No data
1975-12-18
Canada
No data
1975-12-18
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Also Known As (A.K.A.)

Barry Lyndon
(Original title)
Barry Lyndon
Argentina
Barry Lyndon
Australia
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Certification

Argentina
(re-rating)
13
Argentina
(original rating)
14
Australia
(original rating)
NRC
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Sensitive content guide

Sex & Nudity

Moderate

Violence & Gore

Moderate

Profanity

None

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Mild

Frightening & Intense Scenes

Moderate

Awards

Academy Awards, USA (1976)
Nominated
Best Picture
Winner
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Winner
Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation
Nominated
Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material
Winner
Best Cinematography
Golden Globes, USA (1976)
Best Motion Picture - Drama
BAFTA Awards (1976)
Best Film
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography
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