The War Game

  |  Book Tickets: 16/03/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 27/01/2003
  |  47 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC
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Peter Watkins' celebrated drama-documentary about an imagined 1965 nuclear attack on Kent. Vividly detailing the public and private consequences of nuclear hostility, the film refutes any idea that Britain might survive such an attack and offers a strong critique of the philosophy of nuclear deterrence. Although made for the BBC in 1965, the corporation refused to sanction any TV screenings of the film until 1985; however, it did find an audience on a 1966 cinema release, which also earned it the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. This edition also features Watkins' 'The Diary of an Unknown Soldier' (1959) and 'The War Game - The Controversy', a new documentary looking at the 'banning' of the film.