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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
3,493
Favs
442
Dislikes
31
Favs/checks
12.7% (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 11 months ago
  2. 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 11 months ago
  3. 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 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #14 in Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
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  2. This movie ranks #18 in IMDb's 1940s Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #45 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
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  4. This movie ranks #46 in IMDb's War Top 50
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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's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  7. This movie ranks #110 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  8. This movie ranks #159 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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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's Great Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #176 in The Criterion Collection
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  12. This movie ranks #186 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  13. This movie ranks #281 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  14. This movie ranks #406 in Emma Beare's 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 The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  17. This movie ranks #538 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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