Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times

Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times

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Charlie Chaplin is one of history's greatest cinema actors, writers and directors. For over fifty years Chaplin charmed audiences and critics with his timeless wit and candid take on the state of humanity in masterpieces such as The Great Dictator, Modern Times, The Gold Rush and more. Chaplin and his contribution to cinema have passed the test of time, he remains an adored icon even in the 21st century. An overworked factory worker suffers a mental breakdown in Modern Times, a comment on the harsh times endured during the Great Depression. With nowhere to sleep after being released from hospital he attempts to get himself arrested and meets a young homeless woman. Together they discover ways to survive in this modern industrialised society. Modern Times is often hailed as one of Chaplin's greatest achievements and it remains one of his most popular films. In 1989 it was deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Fourteen years later, it was screened out of competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman
Director Charlie Chaplin