The War Game (1966)
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Peter Watkins' The War Game, which was filmed in handheld documentary fashion, speculates on the aftereffects of a nuclear war. Some of the images are almost impossible to look at; they truly illustrate the theory that, in the wake of such a holocaust, the living will envy the dead. The most heartwrenching scene is the simplest. Asked what he wants to be when he grows up, a sullen young boy, physically unhurt but with obviously deep emotional scars, mutters "I don't want to be nothin'." Filmed
Jan 1, 1966 Wide
Apr 4, 1991
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There is nothing subtle about this documentary, no place for irony just shocking image after image to bring home the terror of war.
Nothing that you have heard or read can fully prepare you for Peter Watkins' 1965 faux documentary on the aftermath of a nuclear attack on Great Britain.
A startling and inflammatory plea against political indifference in all its forms
One of the most disturbing, overwhelming, and downright important films ever produced.
Still packs a whallop. Will stick with you for life. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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