Herostratus (1968)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Max (Michael Gothard) is a bad poet who seeks to make a statement over his dissatisfaction about the establishment and society. In the opening scene, a leather-clad female is chasing him through the streets of London. He gives her the slip, but his landlady complains about the loud tape-recorded music blaring from his seedy apartment. Max talks the public-relations director Farson (Peter Stephens) into representing him when the poet proposes suicide as a way to speak out against society. When the company finds out just how bad Max really is, they encourage him to kill himself. The hapless poet goes to the top of a roof, where an innocent man falls to his death trying to save the troubled, tortured soul.

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life-choices, suicide-attempt, poet