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United Kingdom | 1943 | Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
This magnificent Technicolor epic from the directors of The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus “may be the greatest English film ever made” (Anthony Lane, The New Yorker). Spanning the Boer War to WWII, the movie charts the friendship between a British military man (Roger Livesey) and his German counterpart (Anton Walbrook) who are linked by three near-identical women through the years. Winston Churchill denounced the movie as “disgraceful” and tried to stop its production and distribution. (Fortunately he was a better Prime Minister than a movie critic and censor.) “My idea of perfection is Roger Livesey (my favorite actor) in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (my favorite film) about to fight Anton Walbrook (my other favorite actor).” –David Mamet.
Cleveland revival premiere. 163 min.
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