Unman, Wittering And Zigo

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • GP
  • Mystery

This psychological murder drama set in an English boys' school makes the youngsters in LORD OF THE FLIES look tame. Hemmings quits his advertising job and becomes a teacher, filling a vacancy left by a previous instructor who fell to his death from a nearby cliff. Hemmings is soon shocked to learn that his students claim responsibility for the murder, insisting...read more

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This psychological murder drama set in an English boys' school makes the youngsters in LORD OF THE FLIES look tame. Hemmings quits his advertising job and becomes a teacher, filling a vacancy left by a previous instructor who fell to his death from a nearby cliff. Hemmings is soon

shocked to learn that his students claim responsibility for the murder, insisting they killed the teacher after he refused to follow their orders. The students threaten to deal Hemmings the same fate if he doesn't give them all passing grades and place their bets at the racetrack. The headmaster

and other adults insist that it is just a schoolboy prank, but Hemmings is proven correct when his wife is nearly gang raped. From this point, however, the film takes a leap into obscurity as the boys plead for Hemmings' help in finding the missing Wittering (Barrie). He turns out to have

committed suicide and left a note confessing to the murder of the previous teacher in an attempt to gain his peers' respect. For some reason the third member of the title, Zigo, is nowhere to be found in the film or credits, seeming to represent a mysterious leader (always absent from class during

roll call) of the students' rebellion. The film was produced in association with Hemmings from a 1957 radio play, preceding the British boys'-school-revolt picture IF... by a number of years.

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: GP
  • Review: This psychological murder drama set in an English boys' school makes the youngsters in LORD OF THE FLIES look tame. Hemmings quits his advertising job and becomes a teacher, filling a vacancy left by a previous instructor who fell to his death from a nearb… (more)

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