One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Director: Milos Forman
Writers: Lawrence Aubin, Bo Goodman, Ken Casey, Dar Wasserman
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Louise Fletcher, Will Samson, Ted Markland, Brad Dourif Scatman Crosses/ Michael Berryman/ Peter Brocco/ Muwako Kambuka/ William Dahl/ Josip Eric/ Sidney Lasker/ Kay Lee / Dwight Maffield / Louisa Moritz / William Redfield / Philip Roth / Mimi Sachshine / Vincent Scavelli / Meese Small / Dross V. Smith / …
Genre: Drama / Humanity
Region: United States
Released: 1975-11-19 (USA)
Length: 133 minutes
Also known as: Flying over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Taiwan) / Flying over the Magpie’s Nest
Rating: IMDB 8.7 / Rotten Tomatoes 93%
Jack Nicholson was sent to a mental hospital in order to evade the forced labor in the prison, pretending to be an anomaly, and his arrival brought a fierce blow to the dead mental hospital. Mike asked to watch the TV broadcast of the baseball game, challenging the strict management system of the hospital, and was obstructed by the head nurse Ratched (played by Louise Fletcher) in every possible way; Mike led the patients to go fishing to invigorate their spirits. , but it gave the hospital a headache. In order to punish Mike for his daring and repeated violation of hospital rules, the hospital decided to keep him in the asylum forever. Mike, who is born free by nature, could no longer bear the life in the madhouse. He united his patient, the tall Indian “chief”, and started his own plan: flying over the madhouse. The film won the 48th Academy Awards in 1975 for Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. The protagonist’s spirit of “give me freedom or give me death” still has great practical significance in today’s society.
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a 1975 American drama film directed by Milos Forman and based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Ken Kesey. The movie stars Jack Nicholson as Randle McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity to avoid prison and ends up in a mental institution, where he clashes with the authoritarian Nurse Ratched, played by Louise Fletcher.
The film explores themes of conformity, institutionalization, and the struggle for individual freedom. It depicts the struggles of the patients in the mental institution and their attempts to assert their independence in the face of oppression.
The movie received critical acclaim and won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Nicholson, Best Actress for Fletcher, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It is widely regarded as a masterpiece of American cinema and has been praised for its powerful performances, direction, and social commentary.