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When the Wind Blows (1986)

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

Director:

Jimmy T. Murakami

Writers:

Raymond Briggs (book), Raymond Briggs (script)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peggy Ashcroft ... Hilda Bloggs (voice)
John Mills ... Jim (voice)
Robin Houston Robin Houston ... Announcer (voice)
James Russell James Russell ... (voice)
David Dundas David Dundas ... (voice)
Matt Irving Matt Irving ... (voice)
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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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Taglines:

...It's No Fairy Tale

Genres:

Animation | Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

At Entertainment [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quando o Vento Sopra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,597, 13 March 1988

Gross USA:

$5,274

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,274
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Dame Peggy Ashcroft and Sir John Mills won their Oscars while appearing in Sir 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

Jim: I wonder if there's any radiation about.
Hilda: Well, I can't see anything.
Jim: Hurry up dear and get back in the Inner Core or Refuge. We'd better have an early night.
Hilda: 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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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Wind and the Bomb (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Towers of Faith
Written by Roger Waters
Performed by Roger Waters and The Bleeding Heart Band
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User Reviews

 
probably one of the best anti-war movies ever ...
10 February 2005 | by dynamonsSee 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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