Soylent Green

Soylent Green

In 2022, uncontrollable pollution, overpopulation, and climate destabilization have generated dramatic shortages of food, triggering regular riots. In the meantime, Soylent Industries, a shady company monopolizing the food market, has just launched Soylent Green, a hyper-nutritional artificial product. In this dystopian world, a tenacious detective will unveil a nightmarish truth that goes way beyond our most morbid imagination. A sci-fi ecological parable that explores the darkest pathways of human greed.

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Direction: Richard Fleischer
Script: Stanley R. Greenberg
Cinematography: Richard H. Kline
Editing: Samuel E. Beetley
Sound: Harry W. Tetrick, Charles M. Wilborn
Music: Fred Myrow
Actors: Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Edward G. Robinson, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten
Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Producers: Walter Seltzer, Russell Thacher
Sets: Edward C. Carfagno
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 1973
Duration: 97'
Contact: Park Circus
Awards/Distinctions: Best Science Fiction Film – Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 1975.

Images courtesy of Park Circus/Warner Bros

Richard Fleischer

American filmmaker Richard Fleischer, a Yale School Drama graduate, won an Academy Award for his documentary Design for Death. During his career that spanned over four decades, he directed films across many genres, and collaborated with a series of Hollywood stars, such as Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, Orson Welles, and Charlton Heston. He gained success and fame through his sci-fi classics, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Fantastic Voyage.


1966 Fantastic Voyage
1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
1973 Soylent Green
1980 The Jazz Singer