|Directed by||Don Levy|
|Produced by||Don Levy|
|Written by||Don Levy|
|Music by||Halim El-Dabh|
When Max, a young poet, hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary gesture, and his motivations are revealed as a desperate attempt to seek attention through celebrity.
The film stars Mona Chin (Sandy), Michael Gothard (Max), Gabriella Licudi (Clio), Antony Paul (Pointer), and Peter Stephens (Farson); other parts are played by Hilda Marvin, Brigitte St. John, Malcolm Muggeridge, Vivienne Myles and (a then-unknown) Helen Mirren in her first credited film role.
The title comes from the name of the Ancient Greek man Herostratus, who sought to immortalize his name by setting fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus. Both the director and the lead actor would later commit suicide.
The film features music by Halim El-Dabh.
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- Herostratus British Film Institute
- Herostratus on IMDb
- Herostratus at AllMovie
- Herostratus at the National Film and Sound Archive
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