The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
Jim needs glasses to read but doesn't wear them when reading the newspapers in the library at the beginning of the film. See more »
The grass looks a funny color.
Yes. I'll pop down to Mr. Sponge's tomorrow and get some bone meal and dried blood.
He may be closed due to the bomb dear.
What, old Sponge? Heh heh. Miss a day's trade? Oh not him. He'd rather die.
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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 »
This is a film you will never forget. I watched it as a teenager expecting something soppy and sentimental (it was made by some of the same people who made the Snowman, a Christmas tale featuring the chorister Aled Jones).
John Mills is superb as the male character, his voice carries the echoes of his former glories as hero, officer type and all round good guy. With lavish casting, animation and soundtrack the plot is given a painful intensity.
Instead my family were treated to horror of the worst kind. A horror that deals with ordinary comfortable society. The two lovely elderly characters are my grandparents, my neighbours. We see them crumble and disintegrate in the nuclear aftermath. They prepare cheerfully for a nuclear war and wait helplessly in the fallout for a rescue which will never come.
Don't watch it with your parents, you will cry and be reminded about it for years afterwards.
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