History, drama, by Stanley Kubrick, United States, 1975.
Although the release in theaters did not produce conspicuous collections, Barry Lyndon is today considered one of the best films by Kubrick, who is director, screenwriter and producer, and one of the greatest cinematographic works ever made. To create a work as realistic as possible, Kubrick drew inspiration from the most famous landscape painters of the 18th century to choose the settings for the sets. In a small Irish village, young Redmond Barry, the only child of a widowed mother, reckless and handsome but with little money in his pocket, falls in love with his cousin, the beautiful and frivolous Nora Brady. A few weeks later, a UK military regiment stops in the village, recruiting troops for the Seven Years' War. During the layover, Nora meets one of the men stationed, Captain John Quin, with whom she enters into a relationship. Nora's brothers, aware that the officer has a large amount of money, try to distract her from Redmond and push her towards her officer.