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The Blockhouse (1973)

R | | Drama, War | January 1974 (USA)
During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

Director:

Clive Rees

Writers:

Jean-Paul Clébert (based on the book "Le Blockhaus" by) (as Jean-Paul Clebert), John Gould (created for the screen by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Sellers ... Rouquet
Charles Aznavour ... Visconti
Jeremy Kemp ... Grabinski
Per Oscarsson ... Lund
Peter Vaughan ... Aufret
Nicholas Jones ... Kramer
Leon Lissek ... Khozek
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During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

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The story of seven years solitary confinement. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Bunker See more »

Filming Locations:

Guernsey, Channel Islands

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film is loosely based on actual events, though they happened to German soldiers, instead of Allied soldiers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

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Terminally depressing, terminally boring ................
9 November 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

The DVD box for "The Blockhouse" says "A true story of perseverance and survival". The same could be said for the audience. The constant darkness, illuminated only by candles, cannot shed enough light on this story of seven men, trapped underground for six years. As entertainment the film is a failure for three reasons. 1. The claustrophobic darkness is depressing. 2. The lack of any background or character development means a "so what" as far as differentiating who we like or dislike. 3. The abominable audio quality of the DVD makes understanding what is being said impossible. What you are left with is a dark, depressing, boring, and unintelligible movie. Not recommended. - MERK


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