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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is ... See full summary »

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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is fiction. It was intended as an hour-long program to air on BBC 1, but it was deemed too intense and violent to broadcast. It went to theatrical distribution as a feature film instead. Low-budget and shot on location, it strives for and achieves convincing and unflinching realism. Written by io <orb@europa.com>

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BBC TV's film about a nuclear attack on Britain directed by Peter Watkins

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After it had won an Oscar for Documentary Feature, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed their rules regarding eligibility for this category. See more »

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Commentator: When the carbon-dioxide content of inhaled air is greater than 30 per cent, it will cause diminished respiration, fall of blood pressure, coma, loss of reflexes and anaesthesia. When the carbon-monoxide content of inhaled air exceeds 1.28 per cent, it will be followed by death within three minutes. This is nuclear war.
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for it's time it was intense
22 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The War Game........ I saw this movie in a limited engagement in Toronto at an underground theater when it was first shown here. For the time the film was very " in your face " and I recall people coming from the small theater with shocked looks on their faces, one couple I recall the man was being sick at the curb, others seemed to have just blank stares on their faces.

It was a very impacting movie, very much ahead of its time and no where could have Hollywood or any other film makers here or in the US could have come close to making. It was an very intense for the subject and it was the ending that did it to everyone there who saw it. For 46 minutes of black & white film it had impact that I have not seen since in any of the much vaunted films over the last 40 odd years or so. If you do get a chance to see it do so, and try to see it in the temper of the times that it was produced in..........Enjoy

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