Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.
Filmmaking firebrand Peter Watkins sets his satirical thriller in a near future where the world's nations are content to play out their aggressions with a televised series of ironically named "Peace Games," in which military contestants compete in frequently deadly variations of capture-the-flag. The game's purity is threatened when a French student interferes with a game that pits China against the West. Arthur Pentelow, Daniel Harle and Rosario Gianetti star. AKA: "Gladiatorerna," "Peace Game." 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English, French, Swedish and Chinese; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; bonus short; filmography.