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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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Hilda Bloggs (voice)
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James Russell ...
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Storyline

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 »

Goofs

At the beginning of the scene in which Jim and Hilda are bedridden, Hilda's feet are missing for a few frames as the camera pans across. See more »

Quotes

Hilda: The grass looks a funny color.
Jim: Yes. I'll pop down to Mr. Sponge's tomorrow and get some bone meal and dried blood.
Hilda: He may be closed due to the bomb dear.
Jim: What, old Sponge? Heh heh. Miss a day's trade? Oh not him. He'd rather die.
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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 It Was Alright in the 70s: Fear in the 80s (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Wind Blows
Lyrics Written and Performed by David Bowie
Music Composed and Performed by David Bowie and Erdal Kizilcay
Produced by David Bowie and David Richards
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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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