The world has been divided into three vast states, all dominated by powerful governments and absolutely conformity is demanded. In the post-apocalyptic police state, words and thoughts are controlled by Big Brother and emotions have been banned.

Living in Oceania, worker drone Winston Smith (Hurt) quietly endures his existence until he embarks upon an illegal love affair.

Sent to the terrifying Ministry of Love, he becomes the target of treacherous leader O’Brien’s (Burton) brain-washing campaign.