With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed ... See full summary »
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With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II. Written by
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I wonder if there's any radiation about.
Well, I can't see anything.
Hurry up dear and get back in the Inner Core or Refuge. We'd better have an early night.
Well if you can't see it and can't feel it, it can't be doing you any harm, can it?
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When the film opened in Denmark the voices were dubbed by Ghita Nørby and Ove Sprogøe. Simply awful. See more »
This is a film you will never forget. I watched it as a teenager expecting something soppy and sentimental (it was made by some of the same people who made the Snowman, a Christmas tale featuring the chorister Aled Jones).
John Mills is superb as the male character, his voice carries the echoes of his former glories as hero, officer type and all round good guy. With lavish casting, animation and soundtrack the plot is given a painful intensity.
Instead my family were treated to horror of the worst kind. A horror that deals with ordinary comfortable society. The two lovely elderly characters are my grandparents, my neighbours. We see them crumble and disintegrate in the nuclear aftermath. They prepare cheerfully for a nuclear war and wait helplessly in the fallout for a rescue which will never come.
Don't watch it with your parents, you will cry and be reminded about it for years afterwards.
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