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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

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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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A true story of perseverance and survival. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

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The great lost performance
12 October 1999 | by num-numSee all my reviews

This film could have been a masterpiece as the cast was great and the story was moving.Peter Sellers gives an excellent performance, in one of his most dramatic roles, but the film was hampered by the bad sound (mostly).What's more, its direction didn't help much and it is sad that great performances of most of the actors, remained, for many years,lost and forgotten.

I guess its grade should be 3 stars.


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