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Year
1943
Runtime
163 min.
Directors
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genres
Drama, Romance, War
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
9,478
Checks
3,401
Favs
437
Dislikes
31
Favs/checks
12.8% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. Alfredo Garcia's avatar

    Alfredo Garcia

    "It addresses something I've always been profoundly interested in – what it means to be English ... it is about bigger things than the war. It takes a longer view of history which was an extraordinarily brave thing for someone to do in 1943, at a time when history seemed to have disintegrated into its most helpless, impossible and unforgivable state."
    —Stephen Fry, interviewed by the Daily Telegraph, 2003
    7 years 4 months ago
  2. Jonathan_Hutchings's avatar

    Jonathan_Hutchings

    Anton Walbrook is unquestionably one of the greatest actors of all time. He is just sublime in this film. 8 years 2 months ago
  3. Life as Fiction's avatar

    Life as Fiction

    Much to Churchill's annoyance, Powell & Pressburger question the gentleman's rules of warfare underneath the veil of a romantic epic. Wonderful, epic and subtly heartbreaking. ••• 8 years 4 months ago
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In 17 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #14 in 100 Best British films
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  2. This movie ranks #19 in IMDb's 1940s Top 50
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    IMDb's 1940s Top 50

    19
  3. This movie ranks #43 in IMDb's War Top 50
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    43
  4. This movie ranks #45 in BFI 100
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  5. This movie ranks #50 in IMDb's Romance Top 50
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  6. This movie ranks #80 in Empire 500
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  7. This movie ranks #110 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  8. This movie ranks #159 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  9. This movie ranks #160 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #171 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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    171
  11. This movie ranks #176 in The Criterion Collection
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  12. This movie ranks #186 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  13. This movie ranks #277 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  14. This movie ranks #406 in 501 Must See Movies
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  15. This movie ranks #425 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  16. This movie ranks #472 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
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  17. This movie ranks #538 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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