‘if’ takes place somewhere in a boarding school. It is a 1968 film by British director Lindsay Anderson satirising English Public School life. It is not really about school: it’s all about society, the British Class system. The rebellion of the last act is supposed to be a metaphor for revolution. But an analogy cannot work through symbolism alone. This story works on it's terms. ‘One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place.’
It is a fantastic film, particularly as while filming they ran out of money and had to resort to making half of the film in black and white.