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Aro Favourite War Game, The


UK 1965, 47 minutes
Dir. Peter Watkins
Rating: [M]
Genres: Documentary

Topics: Post-Apocalyptic, Atomic!.


Aroview: A bleak, heartbreaking depiction of the events that would follow a nuclear war, that was so powerful the BBC banned it from broadcast for 20 years, driving its director into permanent exile.

Filmed with a unique blend of fictionalised reportage, re-enactments and voiceover that humanises the inevitably downward spiral of civil catastrophe, looting, martial law, sickness and death. Although awarded numerous awards, including the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 1967, its screening was resolutely resisted in its homeland, perhaps mostly due to its realistic treatment of an inadequate Civil Defence system breaking down.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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