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When the Wind Blows (1986)

A naive elderly British rural couple survive the initial onslaught of a nuclear war.

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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 Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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...It's No Fairy Tale

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Animation | Comedy | Drama | War

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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Quando o Vento Sopra  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,597, 13 March 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,274
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Trivia

Both main stars of this film Peggy Ashcroft and John Mills won their Oscars while appearing in David Lean epics. See more »

Quotes

Jim: Well, you can't expect things to be normal after the bomb. Difficulties will be experienced throughout the duration of the emergency period. Normality will only be assumed after the cessation of hostilities.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Morse code can be heard in the background. The code, when translated, means "MAD". MAD is an abbreviation for the term "Mutually Assured Destruction". See more »

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Featured in 30 Greatest Disaster Movies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

What Have They Done
Written by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford
Performed by Squeeze
Produced by Glenn Tilbrook and Pete Hammond
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probably one of the best anti-war movies ever ...
10 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

i've seen this animation film twice ..

the more you see it, the more you love it ..

the whole film is approached with an air of bitter irony .. sometimes it gets slightly emotional but in a very nice way ..

animation skills of superior quality ..

characters and the dialogs are so well presented that it could be a theatrical play as well ..

the quality of the film is such that there are times where you forget that you are watching an animated movie ..

one more thing : you HAVE to watch this film!


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