IMDb > Atomic War Bride (1960)

Atomic War Bride (1960) More at IMDbPro »Rat (original title)


User Rating:
6.2/10   140 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Atomic War Bride on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
23 July 1960 (Yugoslavia) See more »
At a church in the country, eternally optimistic John marries Maria, his Atomic War Bride, as a war starts... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The movie is thought provoking and true to modern current events! See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Veljko Bulajic 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cesare Zavattini 

Original Music by
Vladimir Kraus-Rajteric 
Cinematography by
Kreso Grcevic 
Film Editing by
Blazenka Jencik 
Production Design by
Dusan Jericevic 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rat" - Yugoslavia (original title)
See more »
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

John Johnson:They don't dare drop it. It would leave millions dead, and populations ground to powder as if they've gone through a coffee grinder.See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The movie is thought provoking and true to modern current events!, 28 October 2005
Author: sleuth1 from United States

For anyone who grew up in the 60's and faced the Cuban Missle crisis, this movie brings back the thoughts and feelings of the time. The world of two young people in love on their wedding day, are thrown into a Candide-Like whirlwind of change, challenges and the unknown. Our world today has forgotten the fear of every school child of that time, who ducked under a school desk, covering their heads with a schoolbook to stop the atomic radiation. This dark and honest look into their lives is a clear reflection of what we will face if we cannot overcome the same obstacles to peace that they faced in the movie. Funny and downright silly slapstick comedy in many scenes of the film is artfully juxtaposed with the harsh realities of the evil forces at work in this world. Everone must see this film so that they can understand the true nature of war, and what we can do to try to change the ultimate outcome of any war caused by the unreasonable pursuit of power for the sake of power, by those using the justifications provided by the cloak of government compartmentalization and self justification based on the supposed wishes of the masses. God bless John Johnson and Maria!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (5 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Atomic War Bride (1960)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
A Boy and His Dog Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Metropolis Donnie Darko Brazil
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Drama section IMDb Yugoslavia section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.