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The War Game (1965)

The War Game
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The War Game (1965)

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English docudrama filmed during the Cold War and black and white to illustrate the effects on the British population in the event of a nuclear attack. Both the narrative structure as the skits are very effective at any time laughable, despite nearly half a century since its completion. Both the script and the invoice technique and interpretation (due to amateurs, all non-professional actors) are c... read more
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is fiction. It was intended as an hour-long program to air on BBC 1, but it was deemed too intense and violent to broadcast. It went to theatrical distribution as a feature film instead. Low-budget and shot on location, it strives for and achieves convincing and unflinching realism.
Release date: 7 February 1967
Tags: Nuclear War (4), Short (3), Radiation (3), Pessimism (2), Shelter (2), Riot (2), Independent Film (2), 1960s (2), UK (2), Semi Documentary (2), 1965 (2), Disaster (2), B&w (2), Ww3 (1), Cautionary Tale (1), Futuristic (1), Apocalypse (1), End Of The World (1), Survivor (1), Controversial (1)
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"Best Documentary Feature! Winner: The War Game! Nominees: The Face of a Genius Helicopter Canada The Really Big Family Le Volcan interdit"

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