GB RETRO – THE LIFE & DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP

Rating: G
Length: 163 mins
Cast:
Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook.

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This unique romantic drama is another stunner from the British team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It stars Roger Livesey and Deborah Kerr. Playwright David Mamet writes “ This is my idea of perfection. It is my favourite film” whilst Stephen Fry saw the film as addressing “what it means to be English”, and praised it for the bravery of taking a “longer view of history” in 1943. The New Yorker comments that the film “may be the greatest English film ever made, not least because it looks so closely at the incurable condition of being English”.

Official Trailer