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It Happened Here (1965)

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It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle. Written by Anonymous

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8 August 1966 (USA)  »

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$20,000 (estimated)

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(director's cut)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Kevin Brownlow was 19 years old and Andrew Mollo was 16 when they began work on this film. See more »


Doctor Richard Fletcher: The appalling thing about fascism is that you've got to use fascist methods to get rid of it.
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Referenced in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) See more »


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Nightmarish, stomach-churning fantasy of what England would have been like under German occupation
15 November 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A thought-provoking war drama, which began life as the spare-time project of an 18-year-old film-lover and his 16-year-old friend. Almost an amateur film, but intellectually spell-binding. Based on the counter-factual premise that Britain was successfully invaded following the Dunkirk retreat and liberated by the Americans at the end of World War II. The images of London streets thronged with German soldiers are unforgettable. It is a film concerned with what war and military occupation does to people's minds. Nightmarish, stomach-churning. You owe it to yourself to see this film. Cannot recommend too highly. (Please take a look at my slightly longer review under "Newsgroup Reviews")

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